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The Old No. 7

Originally built in 1935, Charlotte’s Fire Station Number 7 is the oldest fire station standing in Charlotte. Built with a storefront style facade in order to blend in with existing buildings, it was also designed with two jail cells due to the unsavory nature of the NoDa neighborhood it is located in at the time it was built.

The station is still active, and because of its smaller size every fire truck in Charlotte has to be specially made in order to fit through the doors. The jail cells however, are used by firemen to watch TV.

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