Written by Sarah Anne Lloyd
Yesterday, we asked you to guess where this turreted public utility made its home in 1910. Commenter Zach B. was correct in their guess: Broadway and Terrace in First Hill.
Images: Seattle Municipal Archives, Google Maps Back before our newfangled horseless fire-carriages, fire response was horse-drawn too. This structure — appropriately called the Chemical Engine #2 Quarters — housed a fire-response rig featuring soda-acid tanks, which was also the preferred chemical for smaller fire extinguishers back in the day. Today, the corner is completely transformed; while First Hill has a wealth of historic buildings, the spot where it once stood is now a landscaped corner among several medical buildings, plus a few corrugated steel condos.
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