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Old Central Fire Station




This Cafe Corner Compatible MOC

is modeled on the Central Fire Station

in Rochester, MN which was built in 1898

and was used until 1930, it no longer exists.

It was located on the south side

of Fourth Street and South Broadway

facing north directly on Broadway.





Made the Brick Town Talk



More information below these photos



















































Some pictures from the shows









Historical photographs of the real building:







One on the design challenges I met was the four faced clock tower, I am very happy with my running four LEGO clock solution. So you can imagine how thrilled I am today (3/7/2011) to learn that the four faced Seth Thomas clock has been restored to running condition! The 1898 Central Fire Station's clock tower stands today at Mayo Civic Center.

Central Fire Station clock working again



http://www.rochestermn.gov/departments/mayor/newsreleases/2009/Central%20Fire%20Station%20Clock.pdf




I went to Brickworld 2009 one of the many things that happened there was LEGO introduced the Fire Brigade 10197 set

The Cafe Corner modular houses had become very popular in TexLUG (they are even more popular now!) and I knew that Fire Brigade would be very popular. So I come up with the idea to build the Central Fire Station it needed to be older than 1932. Google searches turned up Rochester's 1898 Central Fire Station, and I really liked it's look.

It's Fire Engines:
1929 Seagrave Pumper Truck


1929 Seagrave 75-foot Aerial Ladder Truck


Old Fire Engine Number 1



The Home of Republic of Texas Navy in LEGOs is right here on MOCpages.

enjoy

kurt

Notes:
  • RTS - Republic of Texas Ship
  • RTN - Republic of Texas Navy
  • LNA - Lego Naval Architect








Comments

 I like it 
  December 18, 2013
This is exquisite! The detailing is wonderful, I love how you did the scroll work, etc... You have stayed true to the original which was a beautiful building - I'm glad to see the clock survived.
 I like it 
  November 14, 2013
This is such a beautiful remake of an old school firehouse! The details are wonderfully done! Not sure how I missed seeing this moc when it was first posted.
 I made it 
  September 13, 2013
Quoting Oggy the 2nd Show off! Been waiting for this puppy for a while, hey Kurt. Man i thought it was a sensational build before, but the addition of the reference pictures has taken it to a heavenly plain. It is almost impossible to pick any difference between the two.
Thanks Oggy, It's been your comments which motivated me to get the pics and write-up done! But, please note the overwhelming number of likes...
Quoting Oggy the 2nd The only thing i would love to see you do is build the two horse drawn fire carts to go with it. Other than that faultless.
I have thought about that! I wanted to set the date to match the Fire Brigade ie. 1930s. Read about my searches for Seagrave photos in the section "How I came to build this Aerial Ladder Truck" here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/255345 . Also please note that the two Seagraves engines are numbered 2 and 3, I can see me MOCing "old fire engine number 1"!
Quoting Oggy the 2nd Mmmmm so much dark red mmmm . I did ask Sava how much it cost you, he said you don't talk about things like that , but i would really love to know as i think it gives other people starting out some perspective as to what they can aspire to and the cost involved.
I had been (and still am) hoarding Dark Red. There's more of it available now: http://shop.lego.com/pab/ do "Advanced Search -> Exact Color" "New Dark Red", and http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?viewFrom=sa&qMin=200&sellerCountryID=US&colorID=59&q=3004&sellerLoc=C&searchSort=P&sz=25 . I doubt that there's more than $200 worth of dark red in the model. There is more value in the dark red that I loaned TJ for the skin of his 360 bridge http://www.texbrick.com/model_pbridge/ To build a larger building MOC can certainly cost you hundreds. But, think what LEGO would have to charge for a set with that many parts in it. I don't think it's to hard to understand the costs. Other colors are much less expensive http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?viewFrom=sa&qMin=1000&sellerCountryID=US&q=3004&sellerLoc=C&searchSort=C&sz=25
Quoting Oggy the 2nd Cheers Oggy.
Thanks again! kurt
 I like it 
  August 22, 2013
This is absolutely fantastic, the building is obviously incredible, but the fire trucks are so beautifully done and detailed, i love the gold leaf work and the realistic hosebeds.
 I like it 
  August 22, 2013
This is a beautiful fire station. I saw this on Flickr first along with your Whataburger. Any chance of getting some more pictures of your Whataburger? Would love to see some more of the details of that one too.
 I like it 
  July 10, 2011
BEST STATION I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!! Love the hardwood floors, the truck, everything!!!!! 100 out of 5 stars!!!!!
 I like it 
  March 29, 2011
fantastic build, the clock tower, stone work, and the colour.
 I like it 
  March 23, 2011
This is sooo beautiful. Looks like the cathedral of fire fighting. Congratulations.
 I made it 
  March 5, 2011
Quoting Riccardo Zangelmi Incredible work!!!! 10 Smile!!!! Congratulation...i love it, the details are awesome!!!!!
I am glad you love it!
 I made it 
  March 5, 2011
Quoting Brian Lyles This is just awesome. Where others might shy away from that one because of the size you took it head on and made it look just like the real thing. I can tell there was a lot of time that went into this one and it shows. I saw it on brick-town-talk.com
Thanks Brian! high praise. The 4 running LOGO clocks was one of the many challenges, in building this.
 I like it 
  March 5, 2011
This is just awesome. Where others might shy away from that one because of the size you took it head on and made it look just like the real thing. I can tell there was a lot of time that went into this one and it shows. I saw it on brick-town-talk.com
 I like it 
  March 5, 2011
Show off! Been waiting for this puppy for a while, hey Kurt. Man i thought it was a sensational build before, but the addition of the reference pictures has taken it to a heavenly plain. It is almost impossible to pick any difference between the two. The only thing i would love to see you do is build the two horse drawn fire carts to go with it. Other than that faultless.Mmmmm so much dark red mmmm . I did ask Sava how much it cost you, he said you don't talk about things like that , but i would really love to know as i think it gives other people starting out some perspective as to what they can aspire to and the cost involved. Cheers Oggy.
 I like it 
  March 4, 2011
Incredible work!!!! 10 Smile!!!! Congratulation...i love it, the details are awesome!!!!!
 I like it 
  March 4, 2011
Incredible work!!!! 10 Smile!!!! Congratulation...i love it, the details are awesome!!!!!
 I made it 
  March 4, 2011
Quoting Arthur Gugick I saw this at BW. Amazing. The attention to detail and many of the techniques used to achieve the effects are some of the best I've ever seen. Can't wait to see what you'll be bringing this year. Arthur
Thanks Arthur! I am sad to say that my plans for the BrickWorld 2011 weekend are NOT to be at BrickWorld. I made a commitment approximately 3 years ago to be at an event in Stockholm, Sweden which got scheduled for the same weekend. I be back in 2012! kurt
 I like it 
  March 4, 2011
I saw this at BW. Amazing. The attention to detail and many of the techniques used to achieve the effects are some of the best I've ever seen. Can't wait to see what you'll be bringing this year. Arthur
 I made it 
  March 4, 2011
Quoting Nick Pascale you took my breath away, and if I said you left me speechless I couldn't type this...
I am glad you like it!
Quoting Nick Pascale do you need an interior decorator???
I did hard wood or tile floors, and interior room walls, and stair cases. I didn't decorate, I haven't done that since my first CCC building look here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/106299
 I like it 
  March 4, 2011
you took my breath away, and if I said you left me speechless I couldn't type this...do you need an interior decorator???
 
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