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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?

From the 1880s to the 1960s, a majority of American states enforced segregation through "Jim Crow" laws (so called after a black character in minstrel shows). From Delaware to California, and from North Dakota to Texas.