Station 4

121 Northway Court

Opened June 24, 1993

Faces north
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5,298 square feet, one story
Architect: William C. McGee, Jr. / Builder: R. P. Construction

   

 

Mike Legeros photograph

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2913 Wake Forest Road / Mike Legeros photographs
       History:  The original Station 4 opened at 505 Jefferson Street in the Glenwood suburbs on June 15, 1926. The lot was purchased on October 26, 1925, from Hubert D. Arnold and his wife for $1,700. The construction bid was awarded on February 18, 1926, to John F. Danielson for $8,754.00.

Engine 4 operated a 1926 American LaFrance pumper. The first call was received from Box 43 for an oil stove fire at 6:35 p.m. The single-story, single-bay station measured 34 by 56 feet. A kitchen was added to the rear of the building in 1951.

Engine 4 received the first of two FWD pumpers on March 3, 1950. The four-wheel drive engine was replaced on July 9, 1957, by a 1957 model that served as Engine 4 until March 8, 1974.

Related documents (PDF): Bid document, 1926 - First log book entry, 1926 - Log book entries, 1950-1952 - Historic Property Designation, 1996 - Measured Drawings, 2014

On April 16, 1963, a new Station 4 opened at 2913 Wake Forest Road. The Jefferson Street station was sold and remains privately owned. The new station cost $63,000. Station 4 on Wake Forest Road housed a tanker from 1968 to 1986, and a Battalion Chief from 1971 to 1975, and from 1977 to 1978.

On June 24, 1993, a new Station 4 opened at 101 Northway Court in a northern section of the city. The response area of the old station was absorbed by Station 6, Station 9, and Station 11. The old station served as a fire department training center and as city office space until 1997. It was sold and used as commercial office space.

On November 19, 1996, the old Jefferson Street fire station was designated a Raleigh historical landmark. On December 4, 2005, it was opened to the public for the Glenwood-Brooklyn Neighborhood Associationís 100th anniversary year tour of historic home.

Old Engine 4 was brought to the event. Capt. Gary Amato drove the 1926 American LaFrance pumper on the sixteen-mile round trip from Station 28. He was accompanied by retired Air Force Colonel Bob Biggs, who restored the engine in 1987.

Station 4 on Northway Court also housed a mini-pumper from 2000 to 2004 and from 2007 to 2009. Ladder 4 was placed in service on January 6, 2009, and renamed Ladder 1 on July 7, 2009.

Last updated: 26DEC14

Courtesy Raleigh Public Affairs

Courtesy North Carolina State Archives

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505 Jefferson Street / Mike Legeros photograph

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, 1950

Drawing by John Reese

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