Commission to review plans for addition at Firemen's Museum
By Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
(Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC)
This building, beside the modern Broad Street fire station in New Bern, houses steam pumpers and an extensive collection of other early firefighting equipment along with rare photographs, Civil War relics, and even the mounted head of a faithful old fire horse named Fred, who died in his traces while answering an alarm. Attraction is featuring antique fire engines used in the 1922 fire that destroyed one-third of the city. The Friends organization continues its fund-raising efforts to restore the central fire station, which was built on Broad Street in 1927. The Friends’ effort to restore the station has been going on for several years. The station housed two rival fire companies. They were the Atlantic Fire and Hook and L...