Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Collierville Fire Station #1, on the Town Square

Collierville's Town Square is one of the most charming spots in our area, and visiting there is almost like stepping back in time. It has won several preservation awards, all well-deserved.

This is Collierville's Fire House, or Fire Station #1. It is on the east side of the Town Square, and is one of the oldest structures in Collierville. It was originally built in the 1880s, and in its early years housed a blacksmith shop, and then a flower shop. It has been a fire station since the mid-1940s, and was renovated a few years ago. I think that they did a wonderful seems quite current while still retaining its vintage good looks. You can see part of the water tower just behind the building.


Jim said...

I can picture the doors being opened and a truck sitting in front with the firemen outside talking to people in the square. Nice looking fire house.

Joy said...

It doesn't look like a fire station. Just like an ordinary house!

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Rambling Round said...

Glad the building is still in use. I need to get out and check the other fire stations around here. I can think of one that looks rather old.

Dusty Lens said...

Love these old buildings, this one is a gem!