08/08/13 132 W, 1 I - + 2 - 4 When Old Buildings Change - Camden Engine 1

While most repurposed former firehouses can be recognized as old engine houses, here's one that's absolutely devoid of its original charm. Here's the old quarters of Engine 1 on Pine Street in Camden, NJ. Built in 1892, it was closed in 1978. The building is presently part of a multi-family residential complex. It was photographed during Mr. Blogger's visit late last month. See those photos. See more history, courtesy of Phil Cohen. As for these two photos, see a larger version of the present day photo and the Engine 1 history page. Next question, what are some utterly unrecognizable old engine houses that you're aware of? Locally, you'd never know the rear of old Memorial Auditorium held a fire station. That thing's been built over. Click to enlarge:

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