Fort Scott Fire Station - Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 37° 50.424 W 094° 42.291
15S E 349989 N 4189476
Quick Description: Fort Scott Fire Station is located at 111 Scott Avenue. This is a two story red brick building.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2012 6:11:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMFNEN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
From the National Register Application:
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"Fort Scott Fire Station, 1891, ca. 1915, Classical Revival style. Inventory: 01 1-1 830-00127 Status: contributing.

Description: This is a rectangular two-story brick building with a flat roof and parapet and a one-story rear section. There is a large opening to the north with a glazed paneled overhead door and a side entrance with a glazed paneled wooden door and overhead transom. The second floor has three bays with 111 double-hung wood windows. These openings have smooth-cut stone sills and flat lintels. There is a molded projecting eave cornice and a projecting smooth-cut stone parapet cap. Alterations include the removal of a bell tower shown in early historic photographs and widening the main entrance to accommodate fire trucks when the department was motorized after 1915. Non-historic awnings shade the second floor windows.

History: Fires have been a recurring problem in the history of downtown Fort Scott. In July, 1891, the town instituted its first professional fire department which was located in this building. Firemen housed fire engines and equipment on the first floor and lived on the second floor. The department changed to motorized equipment in February, 1915.

Integrity: The building retains sufficient architectural integrity to be listed as a contributing resource."
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
111 Scott Avenue Ft. Scott, Ks. 66701


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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