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    National Historic Site Georgia

Firestation No 6

Firestation No. 6

Fire Station No. 6 was built in 1894 and served the "Sweet" Auburn community until 1991. Hear about the desegregation of the Atlanta Fire Department and view a 1927 American LaFrance fire engine at the museum. The Eastern National Bookstore is also located here.

Click on the appropriate link for a brief history of the Fire Station and/or current plans for establishing a Fire Museum (PDF- 18,229kb).

Did You Know?

Reverends Martin Luther King, Sr. and Jr.

Daddy King was named Michael Luther King by his mother. His first son was Michael Luther King, Jr. When the son was five, Daddy King changed his name to Martin Luther King and the son became Martin Luther King, Jr. when both were baptized in 1934