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Historic Atlantic Fire Station to Reopen

One of Atlanta’s oldest fire stations officially reopened Wednesday morning and Mayor Kasim Reed will be there to help mark the event.

Fire Station #7 has undergone major renovations in the last few months. The station is the oldest operating fire station in the city of Atlanta. It is located on Whitehall Street, just southwest of the downtown area.

It is one the only remaining fire stations that features a fireman’s pole inside. Many fire stations phased out poles due to safety concerns.

The station closed back in 2008 due to budget cuts and fell into disrepair over the next few years.

In 2010, volunteers began cleaning up the station and that prompted Mayor Reed to get involved. He announced an initiative to refurbish the facility and now the renovations are complete.

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