Preservation Personals: Former Firehouse Looks to Spark Your Interest
The Firehouse -- Alexandria, Virginia
Before I got fired from my original job around the turn of the 20th century, volunteer firefighters would work here with horse-drawn carriages. I'm just thankful the subsequent effort to turn me into a residence didn’t go up in smoke.
I got to keep most of my original brick floor, as well as the iron rails that guided fire engines into the building through the front doors where I now welcome visitors! When you come in, you’ll enjoy high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and spiral staircases. (Sorry, no fire poles, I hope that doesn't douse your interest.)
Learn more about me here.
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