08/13/13 172 W, 2 I - + 2 - 0 Zebulon's Former Firehouse For Sale

As this Eastern Wake News story reports, the town's former firehouse is for sale. And the price has been slashed to nearly nothing. The former municipal building (and fire station and police station) at 111 E. Vance Street is selling for a mere $35,000. That's reduced from the previous sale price of $242,000. Talk about a deal! The two-story, 4,846-foot square building was built before 1953, which is the year the rural fire department was formed, of which its first piece of apparatus is shown in the below historical photo. (Left is the municipal department's 1946 Mack, right is the rural department's 1953 International. The fire departments, plural, moved next door to a dedicated fire station in 1974.) Maybe readers know the building's exact age. Using the building will require more money, as extensive renovations are apparently needed. For starters, the story mentions the "A" word, asbestos. But it still might be a deal for the right person.

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