Sunday, January 25, 2009

January 25


I took this picture on my way home from work today and changed the color to sepia to reflect the age of the building.
This is Engine House #5. It was originally built in a nearby city in 1880. It was going to be demolished and a local man who owns a fire services business bought it for $1. He then had it taken apart, brick by brick and re-assembled in out town. It is now a Fire museum with old fire trucks and equipment in it.

7 comments:

Susan said...

I love it when they restore and maintain our history. Oklahoma is such a "new" state - we didn't become a state until 1907 so anything in our area over 100 years old is considered OLD!!!! Neat picture.
Susan

Ang baylis said...

I'm LOVING your pictures! This is fun! Thanks for sharing your life with us!
Much love from another sister in Michigan!
Angie xoxo

SuzyHomemaker said...

That is a great photo! That is so neat that he had the idea and means to preserve the building and use it for a museum.

Vicki said...

What a great photo and an amazing story. It would have been a shame to tear such a beautiful building down. Kudos to the man for moving it!!!

Renee said...

What a wonderful picture and story!

Kari said...

I love what you did with your picture. Really put the history of the building in perspective.
I'm enjoying your pictures.

darla said...

what a neat story! i love that. i wish more people would reuse everything!