Wednesday, June 27, 2012

F/Alphabe-Thursday

 Peeking inside a modern fire station, Newmarket, Ontario

Hmmm. I'm impressed by the neatness here. I wonder if these guys and gals always hang their clothes up at home too.

 An old fire station, Meaford, Ontario

The doors are closed, the blinds are down. Don't you wonder if everything is as tidy inside as in the photo above?

Not to worry though. This is no longer an active fire station. It's now owned by a heritage society that plans to house historically significant documents and artifacts behind these doors and windows. I sure hope the society has installed fire alarms with working batteries, don't you?

Closer look at front door

I bet the latch and hinges are historically significant.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

59 comments:

Andy said...

I've been to Meadford before and seen the fire hall there. It's a beaut and you have captured that in your photo.

Kathy said...

I think firemen are pretty meticulous, especially about their gear.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...
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LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Thank goodness the building is to be saved, I love it!

Buttons said...

Love this old building but something draws me to the coats hanging up it is a very powerful photo. B

Sandra said...

beautiful building, love the hinges and door. cool way to hang their STUFF and i am betting HOME does NOT look like that

Halcyon said...

An absolutely beautiful building! I love the big doors. And the hinges and latch make such great details. :)

Judy @ daily yarns said...

That is a beautiful building and I love the red doors.

Lowell said...

A very nice building and I'm glad it has been put to good use.

Firefighters are required to be neat as they have no time to find things if they are called out. Much like the Navy, I think. Neatness and cleanliness is next to godliness and the Navy folks took that old saw seriously!

Jill said...

LOVE that old firehouse and it's red doors!

TexWisGirl said...

love, love, love that old fire station building!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful old fire station! I love the closeup of the red door and the hinges.

Lucie Cermanova said...

Gorgeous architecture. I love the door too. Have a nice day.

RedPat said...

Fabulous building! The only firefighter I know is very tidy.

see you there! said...

Hooray for firefighers! They do look like they keep things neat. Love that red door in the last picture.

Darla

Rose said...

I love that building...love the arched door...and the fact that things are RED!

Funny, the first through that crossed my mind when I seen the first photo was I bet they are not that neat at home!

cieldequimper said...

It is a lovely building, I'm glad it's going to get a new lease of life.

Jack said...

I am a big fan of adaptive re-use of buildings like this.

Riet said...

That is a beautiful building, very neat and nice.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

They are very neat and tidy! I love those red doors! Great shot!

Jenn Jilks said...

That's a great photo!
I love our firefighters. They're giving First Responders a hard time up north in Elliot Lake.
Shameful.
The media is jumping on it, fueling anger, rather than comforting loved ones.
Greetings from Cottage Country!

Malyss said...

Great beautyful building!and the clothes , so well in ranks, are impressive.

Lola said...

Hi again!

Great post – lovely building!

Hope you’re having a great week and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday

Erika said...

I don't know if it is because my dad was a firefighter but I see photos like the first one and my heart just sings.

And gorgeous door.

edenhills said...

I just love, love, love all of these! That is an amazing old building.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

How gorgeous! Love the old buildings and the colors...

My son was a firefighter and even though he was neat at work, he wasn't that careful at home!

Love it!

Gillian Olson said...

What a great old building, I especially like the doorway.

George said...

The latches on the door of the old fire station are definitely ornate. I suspect that once the heritage society moves in, everything will be neat and orderly.

Powell River Books said...

I love it when people and organizations maintain such classic buildings. - Margy

Esther Joy said...

My son was a fireman till he got "burned out" on it! Your post brings back memories of visiting him at his work. ...Love the doors on that old building - beautiful!

Krishna said...

beautiful building photos...

thanks

LONDONLULU said...

What a beautiful old building, and I'm happy to hear it's being saved. They don't make them like this anymore! (I was intrigued by the neat firefighter gear too - perhaps a necessity :)

Mumsy¸.¤¬™“˜¨ said...

Fantastic post for the letter F..I always fight firehouse interesting, but the red front door top the cake today.

Rohrerbot said...

I love when they restore older buildings!!! And are they as neat as they are at work? Probably not:) It's like they say, you may have a car mechanic in your family but it's the last to get fixed:) They probably throw their shoes all over the house....because they can:)

Small City Scenes said...

I love the red doors. And I like the whole station. I am glad it will be used for something good.
As for being neat and tidy at home....well....I wonder. MB

VBR said...

First of all, I would like to say, I think firefighters are just about the bravest people around. They go into the burning buildings that we are running out of. Thank God for them.
And, second, that red door photo is absolutely gorgeous!
Fabulous F post.

Annesphamily said...

A fine tribute to some awesome fellows and ladies too! I agree with another comment here that firefighters are some of the bravest folks I see! Here in Colorful Colorado where I am a native we are surrounded by wildfires bruning out of control! These brave folks battle these blazes in 100 degrees temps without a single complaint. My heart goes out to them and those they are helping in these sad times. Please pray for Colorado and all the firefighters abnd folks losing their homes and some even their lives! Hugs Anne

Lorna said...

The fire house is lovely, as well as historically significant and of course, one day the picture of the inside of a 2012 firehouse will be historically significant too.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The decorative hinges on a red door sure are pretty.

kaye said...

we could use a few of those fire fighters around here. Our mountain forests are on fire! It's the worst fire season ever.

Paul in Powell River said...

That is one gorgeous building!

(My statcounter tells me you're in Kingston, my hometown. Will we see a pic or two?)

Marie said...

The historic firehouse is amazing! I love the architecture. The door itself is such a gem! I am so glad they are turning it into a museum!

Steffi said...

Great photos!Thank you for sharing!

Betty Manousos said...

that is a beautiful building, great focus and colous, very well done:)

Sue said...

Those doors are cool!

=)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a pretty door! I love its hinges.

Zosia said...

Love the first photo!
My daughter flew to Canada on Tuesday to spend summer in Oakville and Ottawa. Wish I could go withe her :-)

Jo said...

love the bell tower up top!

Naperville Now said...

great door shot! love the hinges.

anitamombanita said...

Love that old fire station!

Stephanie said...

I love love the red doors!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love peeking in behind the curtain. I also love the old station and am glad that it is being re-purposed.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Love your photos! My hubby was a firefighter in the Air Force prior to flying helicopters for the Army...he was very neat as a young firefighter and is still very orderly :o)...

Blessings & Aloha!

Jim said...

I love old fire stations, trucks, and equipment. Thank you for showing us these 'pretties' for "F" words.

Jim's Alphabe-Thursday
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Pondside said...

The public buildings in those old Ontario towns were built to last - and to impress!

Judie said...

My son just got back from a two week vacation in Ontario. He loved it there! Your photos are so wonderful!!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Excellent. Ditto all the above♫♪

Theresa said...

Great looking structure and I'm crazy about the red door! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

That fire station is FANTASTIC!

Those red doors just sing!

Thanks for a fabulous link for the letter "F".

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