October 9, 2015

Preservation Personals: Former Firehouse Looks to Spark Your Interest

  • By: Nick Totten

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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Firehouse, 319 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia

photo by: McEnearney Associates, Inc. Realtors

319 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia

Nick Totten is an editorial intern at the National Trust. He takes particular delight in historic museums and libraries. In addition, he enjoys performing music, playing with words, and appreciating the local sites and views on foot.

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