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All about beadboard

The interior of the original Firestation was two-thirds plaster, and one-third beadboard. In the renovation, much of the existing beadboard remains, with careful cleaning to reveal the many colors that exist, fresh coats of paint, or complete removal of paint … Continue reading

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Firestation texture

Later this week, the Firestation Engine Hall will get a new concrete floor, as the old one is of questionable quality, as well as having a slope down to the main doors for the horse drawn and, later, motorized fire … Continue reading

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Ghosts in the walls

In the process of restoration of the Firestation #2, we have to peel back many of the layers in order to move forward with the new design.  The plaster walls are one component of this process, and as we dust … Continue reading

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HFD Pictorial History upcoming book

In 2012, F. Scott Mellott, retired firefighter, and Story Jones Sloane, III, published The Pictorial History of the Houston Fire Department, 1895-1980.  Scott recently announced that pre-sales for a second volume are being taken here.  This volume will cover 1980-2014 … Continue reading

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