Friday, August 21, 2009

Vintage Fire Station 25

Vintage Fire Station 25

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Many of Seattle's vintage Fire Stations have a lot of architectural charm. As firefighting has advanced technologically and fire houses aged, these old beauties have been renovated or taken out of service and converted into restaurants, stores, community service centers, and in this one's case, 16 apartments. This is old station #25 on First Hill, where Seneca, Union, and Harvard all converge at this corner. You can see the masonry has been reinforced and the charming windows, eves brackets, tile roof (fire resistant. . .how appropo!) and decorative corner masonry details have all been preserved. This 1908 building is on the National Register of Historic Places, and you can see a full view of the front along Harvard St. "then and now" by clicking here.


Virginia said...

This isn't the one you visited with Wayne is it? It's just a lovely old station. BTW, are you the blogger that made a collage of photos on your post one day? If so could you share how you did that with moi? Thanks Kim

brattcat said...

Looks like a pretty hot property, Kim.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The architecture of this firehouse is amazing! Glad the building is still around.