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Fire Station No. 6, Atlanta

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#32 of 35 in Museums in Atlanta
Fire station 19 is Atlanta's oldest operating fire station. It is located at 1063 N. Highland Ave. in the heart of the Virginia Highland neighborhood of Atlanta. It was built in 1924 in the bungalow style prevalent in Virginia Highland, and is considered a neighborhood landmark.
The fire station provides a number of additional community services such as a car-seat installations and safety checks, blood-pressure monitoring, safe shelter for women in need, and a monthly storytime for children. The station is part of the Atlanta Fire Department.
Subdivisions were built in Virginia Highland starting in 1909, with most completed by 1926. The rise in population led to the need to build a fire station to "furnish adequate fire protection to that rapidly growing community". In September and October 1924 the city and county appropriated funds for the $28,000 project.
As of 2010, maintenance on the firehouse has been deferred for years. There is termite damage to the staircase, there are holes in the ceiling, and water collects on the floor of the garage due to lack of a drain.
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  • This is a pretty cool component of the MLK Museum which mixes a lot of history of the AFD, MLK, and general Atlanta history as well. It is free to visit and there is an old time fire engine there as w...  more »
  • This fire station is part of the Martin Luther King Historical Park. You can get a stamp for your National Park passport here. The park ranger was very informative about the fire truck displayed (it c...  more »
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  • We used the upstairs of this historic site for an all day meeting. Facility was good and rangers provided security services while we were there. Would utilize it again for for this type of meeting.
  • The fire engine is a hit with kids. I had no idea about the stories of MLK Jr playing here as a boy. The fire station is a poignant glimpse into the history of MLK Jr and the neighborhood as well as fire stations of Atlanta. Definitely worth a stop.

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