10/09/06 182 W, 1 I - + 17 - 13 The Real Old Station 6

Credit Lee Wilson, who is also a history buff, for finding the biggest historical mistake of Mike's publishing career. The original Station 6, a rented building on Fairview Road, is not the two-story building presently occupied by the Red Dragon Chinese restaurant. Rather, it is the smaller single-story building directly south of that structure. The below pictured shows those buildings now and then. The "then" picture, recently uncovered at the State Archives, isn't the first representation of the original Station 6. A newspaper photograph was printed when the station was opened. However, Mike didn't examine that picture clearly enough. The roof line says everything. Kudos to Lee, and great humility for Mike. Please promptly ignore the picture on 32 of Raleigh and Wake County Firefighting. Or, better, print this picture for that page. Alas, as the publisher has no present plans for a third printing, don't expect a corrected print version. Maybe in another decade or less, Mike will compile and expand his photos into an all-new book. For now, watch for updated web pages.

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