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Fire Station No. 8, College Street - 1878

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Fire Station No. 8. The hall was built in 1878. The tower, that quickly became a symbol of the neighbourhood, was added in 1899.

From the top of the tower a lookout would watch for fires. It was also useful for hanging hoses to dry. In the 1960’s most of the old fire houses were demolished, but community pressure saved the No. 8. However in 1972 the building was gutted by fire.

Don’t ask!!! The building was rebuilt almost exactly as it had been before. It is still in use as an active fire station. No fires lately there!

Gillett & Johnston, clockmakers in Croydon, U.K., built the towers clock.

There is a guy, who adjust this clock 4 times a year. He climbs to tower steps several times up and down, as he can not see the clock from inside.

I guess he did not think about having somebody with cell phone outside!

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Comments (67)

角谷雅一 on December 25, 2011

Beautiful building.


Best wishes from cadiyan.(^^)/~~

chico saragiotto on December 27, 2011

Linda luz crepuscular vespertina. Bela perspectiva e harmonioso contexto urbano! Saudações TomRos

RinoBarone on December 28, 2011

Very nice shot LIKE


Magdalena Hudranová on December 29, 2011

Beautiful picture, like!

Greetings, Magdalena

senmax on January 4, 2012

Very nice shot. Like.

Ivan Logvinov on June 8, 2012

Nice view!
Warm greetings from Russia!

BritPlom on November 20, 2012

Beautifull construction!


Greetings, François

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  • Uploaded on November 19, 2011
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/09/03 18:49:24
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