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Firefighters Work To Save Historic Station — Not From Fire, But From Time

The Galveston Firefighters Association is working with the Galveston Historical Foundation to preserve the former Fire Station No. 3.

Galveston's Historic Fire Station No. 3
Firefighters and historians are working to preserve and restore Galveston’s historic Fire Station No. 3.

The Galveston Historical Foundation is working with a few members of the city’s fire department to restore an historic fire station.

The former Fire Station No. 3 was built in 1903, just a few years after the devastating 1900 Galveston hurricane. It was the first fire station in the city to integrate. But, despite all that history, the station’s been abandoned since the late 1980s. Now, the Galveston Firefighters Association is working with the city’s historical group to preserve the station.

Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin visited Galveston to learn more from Stewart Goff and Austin Smith of the Galveston Firefighters Association, and Dwayne Jones, executive director of the Galveston Historical Foundation.

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Maggie Martin

Producer, Houston Matters

Maggie Martin is a producer for Houston Matters, the award-winning public affairs radio program on News 88.7FM. Originally from upstate New York, Maggie started her public radio career at WFUV, Fordham University’s public radio station in New York City. She’s also worked with The Brian Lehrer Show at WNYC, On...

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