04/26/12 143 W, 2 I - + 11 - 9 Vintage Color Slides of Raleigh Fires

To complement our Mangel's fire photos from 1981 that we posted last week, here are some more vintage color photos of the Raleigh Fire Department. These are again from Robert L. Ott Sr., and courtesy of his son William Ott. His father passed away in 1993, but left a photographic legacy that his sons Lee and Bill are working to preserve.

This latest crop of fire shots are some of first color photos we've seen of these incidents. (For reasons unknown, color pictures and slides from back in the day have been exceptionally hard to find.) These are scans of 35mm color slides. The images include Hayes Barton Baptist Church in 1962, Warren Restaurant in 1964, and Baker Roofing Company in 1977. Read about those fires in our Raleigh Fire Department timelines.

See the photographs.


Robert L. Ott Sr. photos

Look closely and you’ll see some Raleigh landmarks since gone (or transformed).

Union Station at the corner of Martin and Dawson, http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/we..

Gas works in the background on the right, http://raleighfiremuseum.org/photos/ott/..

More vanished Raleigh: http://legeros.com/vanished-raleigh/

And http://legeros.com/hidden-raleigh/
Legeros - 04/26/12 - 08:14

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