Imagine my surprise at receiving this newspaper excerpt last week, from the Asheville Citizen of all places. Issue date February 17, 1896. From a fellow fire historian.
Previously on the History Show, we cited either “spring 1896” or “January-February 1896” as the timeframe for the opening of Raleigh’s original Headquarters Fire Station.
Located at 112 W. Morgan Street, the two-story, three-bay engine house served both the volunteer and career fire departments. It operated until 1941, when the property was sold to the state, for a planned addition to the adjacent Revenue Building. Read the full history.
One more piece of the puzzle solved.