30 September 2013

Historic Battle Creek Firehouses

The last day of every month I try to write a Last Day Local post about my current hometown, Battle Creek, Michigan.  Battle Creek is filled with history and I am trying to capture some of that history in writing and pictures.  The first permanent Battle Creek settlements were in 1831.

This month I will share with you three of the historic firehouses that are in Battle Creek, all built in the early 1900's.  My husband and I were tourists for an afternoon and drove around to various historic sites in our hometown and took pictures.  Here are Battle Creek's historic firehouses, two of the three are still in use.

 Fire Station Number 2
Fire Station Number 2:  It was built in 1903 and is still in use today.  It is located on Washington Ave.  in Battle Creek.

Fire Station Number 4:  This fire station was closed in 1983.  It is located on S. Kendall St.  It was the last station to use horse drawn equipment.  This building is listed as a Michigan Historical Site.

Fire Station Number 3

Fire Station Number 3:  This stone sided fire station is located at the corner of Cliff St. and Grenville in Battle Creek.  It was built in 1902 and is still in operation today.

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