Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14


I showed this old Engine house earlier this year, here.  I was at the business next to it today and thought it looked pretty in the setting sun, so I'm sharing another shot of it.
Here's a little history of this building. 
This is Engine House #5.  It was originally built in a nearby city in 1880.  It was scheduled to be demolished in the 1990's. A local man who owns a fire services business bought the building for $1 and had it taken down brick by brick and re-assembled in our town.  It's now a Fire Museum, which houses his collection of antique fire trucks and other firefighting equipment.

9 comments:

Cherdecor said...

That is amazing!

Susan said...

What an interesting building and history!!
Susan

Linnea W said...

What an interesting story...one dollar. Wow! Glad they put it back together...

Kathy said...

I wish more people were interested in saving our historic buildings.

bentonflocke said...

beautiful shot of this old engine house - I´m interested in history

Dot O said...

Beautiful capture and what a neat blurb on its history! Glad he managed to save it from being destroyed!

Deborah Ann said...

Thanks for sharing the picture...I love old buildings!

Misola said...

what an interesting story about this building!

Vicki M. said...

I love stories like that. Great sunset shot.