Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Neighborhood photo, then and now

The old Fire Station 39 has gone through many changes over the years. An unremarkable building, it was built in the 1950s to serve the outer reaches of a city that was fast spreading north. The Lake City fire station was a utilitarian building that provided a home for Engine 39, a reserve engine and the firefighters that manned the rigs, keeping lives and property safe.

The station was recently replaced with the more modern Station 39 next door. And the older building has now been converted to use as a temporary winter shelter run by the Union Gospel Mission.

This is part of an occasional series that features old photos from our community. If you have an old photo you would like to share send it to us and we will post it!

A photo of Seattle Fire Station 39 from 1953. (Seattle Municipal Archives)

The former Station 39, currently the Union Gospel Mission winter shelter shown earlier this week.

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