||The Unofficial Webiste of
the North Little Rock, AR
|FORMER FIRE STATIONS IN
North Little Rock (Argenta), AR
|PHOTOS OF OLD ORIGINAL
AT 506 MAIN STREET - NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
A COMPLETE RENNOVATION IS ALMOST FINISHED!
1 and 2 - ARGENTA FIRE DEPARTMENT CIRCA 1907
This has to
be one of the best and oldest surviving pictures of what
the very early Argenta F.D. was
like. "City of Argenta" is proudly displayed at
the top of the second story of this fine old building.
The bell and its tower are clearly visible. This was City
Hall and the Fire Dept. until 1915, when the
current City Hall opened. This building is now completely
rebuilt. What a great piece of history was saved!
The plans that I have seen show that an "engine
room" for a fire truck will face outward to main
One has to wonder who the boy and his dog were. If you
know of any old NLRFD apparatus which is sitting in
a barn, or behind a house, please contact me at email@example.com
(Photo courtesy of
the NLR History Commission- Sandra Taylor Smith,
Another Photo of
The Original NLR Central Station at 506 Main. Central
Station was here until the
present Central Station was built in 1961. This building
still stands today - completely refurbished!
(Photo Courtesy of Mr. Jim Henry -
Central Station with a motorized apparatus inside. Note
that the door was still for a single truck only.
tells me that he and his dad both worked at Owens Funeral
Home. The gentleman in the center
of the photo in the business suit was Mr. Robert Travis
Owens, who owned the funeral home.
Jim Dancy (retired NLRFD
Captain) identified the men in the picture as: "The Picture is from L -
R Tom Crumley, Gaston McClain, Frank Neeley, Mr Robert T.
Owens, John Neal, Raymond Nichols, August H. Dancy,&
Chief Tom "Red " Welch.. It was Made at the
front of the old Central Station 506 Main N. L. R. "
The fire engine
parked just inside the station is most likely the '25
Seagrave. I blew the photo up about 5 times
normal, and ends of hard suction hoses are visible on the
right. Also, the radiator ornament is a close match to
what another picture of the old Seagrave shows. If you
have any information about this photo or the people
pictured, please e_mail me at:firstname.lastname@example.org
view of Old Central sometime during or shortly after
1925. This is the '25 right-hand drive Seagrave. It cost
$13,000 new from the factory.
(Thanks to Mr.
Thomas Riley for Permission to use this historic
A View of Old Central Station Circa 1955.
"Central" as I remember it as a small
boy. The old Seagrave Ladder Truck was always
to the wall where the Captain could barely get in
the truck. The pumper was either the '51 or '55
The front bumper resembles the '55 most. The bell
that was on the '55 can not be seen, however. Any
|PHOTOS OF STATION 2 -
Note: There have
been three Former NLRFD Stations Designated as Station 2
on East Broadway.
STATION 2 AT 2301 EAST BROADWAY Photo Needed!
This was a building that was leased from an individual.
2 at 2300 East Broadway - Photo Needed. Photo
may be view
in the Arkansas Democrat microfilm in October, 1954. This
looked like an old repair garage, etc. that was converted
to a fire station.
2 AT 2306 EAST BROADWAY
Station 2 opened in 1955. The original idea was
for two pumpers, or a pumper and
a ladder company to operate out of this fire
station, since there was so much heavy
industry in the area at the time. Two fire trucks
were here most of the time,
but one was a manned company and the other was a
standby assigned here. This
Station 2 closed in 1992. Much of the industry in
NLR had moved westward by then.
|PHOTOS OF ORIGINAL NORTH LITTLE
ROCK FIRE STATION AT 15TH AND PIKE
.............................(Photo Courtesy of NLRFD - Joe
Mc Call, Chief)
Original NLR Fire Station at 15th and Pike. This was the
SECOND NLR Fire Station
to open. It was closed for a while, and then reopened in
late 1925, when the above photo
was taken. The apparatus is a 1925 Dodge/Foamite-Childs.
|PHOTO OF FORMER STATION 3 - 15th
(Photo by Lee Clark)
Station 3 was built in 1941 and replaced the
original Station on this site.
This Station was torn down in the late 1980's.
Station 3 was then moved
a few blocks east on 15th to 15th and Schaer.
|ORIGINAL N.L.R.F.D. STATION 4 AT EAST
BROADWAY AND LYNCH - CONSTRUCTED 1949; CLOSED IN
by Lee Clark)
This is The Original Station 4 in Rose City. It
opened in 1949.
This station was closed as a Fire Station in
|ORIGINAL N.L.R.F.D. FIRE STATION NO. 6
Thanks to Jim Roberts for providing this photo
and thanks to Tom Malone for granting permission
to use it.
NLRFD Captain (Ret.) James Dancy identifies the
people in the photo as: Fred Malone (in driver's
seat), his son
Tommy with him. John Neal is standing in front
and R.J. "Doc" Goss is behind him. Capt
Dancy noted the Captain's
Insignia on "Doc" Goss's hat, along
with the gold band of a Captain. This pumper was
a borrowed (evidently) Corps of
Engineers Pumper (note the insignia on the hood).
NLR had to first borrow a pumper from Camp
Robinson, and later
one from the Corps of Engineers to staff the Levy
Station, until the 1947 American La France
Pumpers were purchased.
|ORIGINAL N.L.R.F.D. STATION 8
CLOSED AS A FIRE STATION IN 2002
(Photo by Lee Clark)
Original NLR Fire Station #8, which opened in
1962. The pumper is the 1959
American La France, which had just received a new
paint job in 1982 or '83.
Notice what is occupying the closed bay. The 1946
Seagrave Aerial was in reserve
(It never had an official number as a reserve as
far as I knew.)
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