Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Trip 89: (Former) Engine Company 86

Date: February 12, 2011
Trip: 89
Landmarks Visited: 1
Landmarks To-Date: 232
Landmarks Remaining: 121

On Saturday I drove to a friend's house for a pre-Valentine's Day martini. On the way I drove past the former Engine Company 86 building. The building looks to have been converted to a private home. But the most interesting feature is that it's a wooden structure.

This is the first wooden firehouse that I've seen in Chicago. It's located far enough north that it could pre-date the fire. Somehow I don't think any wooden firehouses were built in Chicago after the fire.

The large snow piles in the photos are the remnants of the Blizzard of 2011--better know as Snowmageddon.

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