Day 259

Engine Company 31

September 14th, 2012

A sign on the wall of this former firehouse (currently home of the Downtown Community Television Center) proclaims:

This building, constructed in 1895, is among the best of the many eclectic firehouses built by Napoleon Le Brun & Sons. Today it seems surprising that such an elaborate design would be used for so utilitarian a structure. The entire spirit of the building — with its corner tower, steep roof, dormers, and stone and iron crestings — recalls a romantic fairy tale.

One Comment

  1. Gigi says:

    Yes, it does, love that dormer, and the red paint on the window casing.

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