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Cornerspotted: The Fire Stable at Broadway and Terrace

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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