The previous structure served as the fire station for many years. The building has many memories of the people who lived there and worked there, meetings among firefighters, and the upkeep of the fire engines that were housed in the structure.
Louis Ross Jr. talked with some of the old firefighters who remembered the original building, and they wished they could have gotten a memento or souvenir of the old structure, a shingle or something to help remember it by. It had been used for decades by the volunteer firefighters.
Here are a few pictures of the new fire station event center at the Theard location.
Here's a picture of the old fire station structure. Picture taken by Doug Harrison
The southside second floor landing on the old building