06/30/07 103 W, 1 I - + 16 - 22 Central Stations

This beautiful building served several decades as the Central Fire Station in Bloomington, Illinois. Built in 1902, it's presently a restaurant. What buildings of similar size and somewhat-similar age are still standing in the Carolinas? Asheville's is still active, a three-bay public safety center (1924). Henderson's is also active, now named Station 2 (1908). New Bern's is empty and awaiting use by the fire museum (1928). Greensboro's was re-purposed as part of a hotel (1926). Durham's, smaller in size, is presently an office building (1890). Gone are the big, old houses from Burlington, Charlotte (1925), Fayetteville (1908, 1949), Raleigh (1896), Rocky Mount (1907), and Wilmington (1907, 1956), among others.

Don’t know about the old Wilson #1 since I have not been down there in many years. How about Siler City’s station? Pretty big building (it has been expanded) and it is pretty old. The downtown Henderson station comes to m ind as well.
DJ (Email) - 06/30/07 - 17:38

Wilson’s Central Station (1926) is still standing and serves as a shelter. Siler City’s is a later-era building, circa 1961, I believe. Salisbury’s Central Station (1896) is also still standing. It’s a retail establishment. More info. on still-standing and still-active structures that are 50 years or older: http://www.legeros.com/history/nc/statio..
Legeros - 07/01/07 - 00:07

Goldsboro’s old station is still standing, I think. Last time I was there is was being used as a car dealership.
DJ - 07/03/07 - 08:37

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