Albion Interactive History / 107 West Cass Street

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Second Fire Station, 107 W. Cass, 1886
 
    Demolished July 1958

The fire station was moved from the S. Superior St. location to this site at 107 W. Cass St. in 1888. The building had been erected by the Gale Manufacturing Company in 1886 for use as a plow-point warehouse, and was acquired by the city as part of a $30,000 bonding deal which kept the Gale firm in Albion.

The station held two horse drawn fire fighting wagons and two teams of horses. Sleeping quarters for the firemen occupied part of the second floor, with the other part being used as storage space for the hay to feed the horses.

The building was in use until the completion of the new city hall complex in 1936. It was demolished in July of 1958, and the site now serves as a parking lot across the street from City Hall.


The fire station was moved from the S. Superior St. location ot htis site at 107 W. Cass St. in 1888. The building was in use until the completion of the new city hall complex in 1936. It was demolished in July of 1958, and now serves as a parking lot across the street from the City Hall.


The first station was moved from the S. Superior St. location to this site at 107 W. Cass St. in 1888. The building had been erected by the Gale Manufacturing Company in 1886 for use as a plow-point wharehouse, and was acquired by the city as part of a $30,000 bonding deal which kept the Gale firm in Albion. this station held two horse drawn fire fighting wagons and two teams of horses. Sleeping quarters for the firemen occupied part of the second floor, with the other part being used as storage space for hay needed to feed the horses. This building was in use until the completion of the nwe city hall complex in 1936. It was demolished in July of 1958.


The Albion Fire Department moved into its new headquarters on the west end of city hall in 1936.

Source: Frank Passic. A Pictorial History of Albion, Michigan; From the Archives of the Albion Historical Society. Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation. 1991.

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