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Good Brick Tour 2017

Two residences of the 2East development were featured on Preservation Houston’s Good Brick Tour of 2017. The Firestation No.2, and one of the Garrow Victorians were on the tour.  Here is the Tour guide, published by Houston House & Home … Continue reading

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Good Brick Award given to Firestation No 2

Owners Michael Skelly and Anne Whitlock were awarded another Good Brick award from Preservation Houston for the renovation to Firestation No 2. This building is the centerpiece of the 2East development, and is a shining example of preservation and adaptation. … Continue reading

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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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Night lights

The ground floor of the Firestation is perfect space for entertaining. Recently a party was hosted that involved dinner, and a live band. The lights twinkled from inside and out, and it was a very festive event. Perfect space for … Continue reading

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Firehose counter

As the renovation to Firestation No 2 wraps up, exciting design features are finally being realized. The extremely talented James Dawson, of James Dawson Design, designed, fabricated, and installed the bar countertop to accommodate many lengths of used firehose. With … Continue reading

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Joining the Eastwood Home Tour

This Saturday, October 18, and Sunday October 19, is the 19th Annual Eastwood Home Tour, and the Firestation and grounds were invited to join the tour.  Please join us to get a glimpse into the Firestation still under construction, as … 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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Firestation #2 Mascots

We’ve learned of a couple of the Firestation Mascots, dogs who were part of the team, who seem to be still on the site, in spirit. According to Betty Kanka of Horseshoe Bay, TX, who lived near the Firestation and … Continue reading

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