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Quote from: Box2565 on September 15, 2011, 11:42:30 PMSome nice examples of single bay stations. The Arlington firehouse is really nice. I would ike to see someone in this area build a station of similar design.The Park Circle Station in Arlington is a bit unique in another way. It is built at the top of a hill across from a water reservoir standpipe. The living quarters are below grade. I never heard if they slide up a pole to get to the apparatus.
Some nice examples of single bay stations. The Arlington firehouse is really nice. I would ike to see someone in this area build a station of similar design.
Chicago FDEng 30, Last firehouse with a neon sign
Quote from: squad546 on September 17, 2011, 12:54:38 AMChicago FDEng 30, Last firehouse with a neon signInteresting to see how this neighborhood has changed. Next to the engine house appears to be a Polish company of some sort. Today it's a Northwest Insurance. The neighborhood, Wicker Park, used to be a big Polish neighborhood before becoming largely Puerto Rican (hence Engine 30's nickname Ashland Ave Bomberos). Today it's really gentrified and become more diverse in racial makeup.