Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Central Fire Station

Middleborough's original Central Fire Station was a two-story woodframe building located on the east side of School Street nearly opposite the School Street School. The station served nearly three-quarters of a century before being replaced by a modern brick structure on North Main Street in 1926. The 1926 station was designed by local architect of note Wilson G. Harlow who was responsible for several other local buildings, including the original portion of what is now the Mayflower Co-operative Bank on South Main Street. The new Central Fire Station was dedicated on December 30, 1926. The program for the day's event included a photograph of the new station on the cover, with a brief history of the department featured on the inside.
In 2003, the Central Fire Station was replaced with the present structure which was designed to incorporate some stylistic elements of its successor.

Dedication of the Central Fire Station, dedication program, 8.25 in. x 9 in., paper, December 30, 1926

The program was printed by H. L. Thatcher & Company of Middleborough.


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