FIRE STATION #4 - FAYETTEVILLE ST.

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FIRE STATION #4 - FAYETTEVILLE ST.

2010
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1957
/ Modified in
2000
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  • Submitted by Steve on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 3:10pm

    Nice oversized portico! Why didn't they just go ahead and vinyl side it while they were at it? :)

    It's very similar to the fire station in Lakewood, no?

  • Submitted by Lynn on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 4:46pm

    Steve, "This station was built contemporaneously with Fire Station #5 on Chapel Hill Road, and originally the two stations were nearly identical." Nearly identical = very similar.

    Both of these stations were originally heated by a series of hot-water pipes encased in the concrete floor. The heat radiated from the floor, and it was always toasty in the winter -- to the point of being uncomfortable at times. I wonder if the system held up through the years?

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  • Wed, 01/02/2013 - 2:46pm by gary

Location

35° 58' 25.4136" N, 78° 54' 5.0508" W

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2010
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1957
/ Modified in
2000
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

A new Fire Station #4 was built in 1958, and the station on McMannen St. was closed. This station was built contemporaneously with Fire Station #5 on Chapel Hill Road, and originally the two stations were nearly identical.


Fire Station #4 under construction, 06.21.57
(Courtesy Herald-Sun)


Fire station #4 near completion, 1957
(Courtesy Durham Fire Department)

The station was staffed by an entirely African-American crew - the first African-American firefighters in Durham since the volunteer Excelsior Fire Company of the 1900s.

In 1999, this station closed, and the fire company moved to Riddle Road. The building was taken over by North Carolina Central University, which remodeled the building to house their campus police.

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Nice oversized portico! Why didn't they just go ahead and vinyl side it while they were at it? :)

It's very similar to the fire station in Lakewood, no?

Steve, "This station was built contemporaneously with Fire Station #5 on Chapel Hill Road, and originally the two stations were nearly identical." Nearly identical = very similar.

Both of these stations were originally heated by a series of hot-water pipes encased in the concrete floor. The heat radiated from the floor, and it was always toasty in the winter -- to the point of being uncomfortable at times. I wonder if the system held up through the years?

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