Wednesday September 4, 2013. 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
39 E Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
The Fire Station on the corner of Ocean and Adams will be open during Art Walk with a large number of local artists displaying their work inside.
The Central Fire House (Station #1) was built in 1903. It is unique, architecturally and historically for that period. If you have the time you do not want to miss this opportunity as the fire house happens to be for sale, for any of you who wish to have a fire pole of your very own.
As the name would suggest this was Jacksonville’s first Fire Station and the command center for the Fire Department. It was decommissioned in 1985, and it’s duties were transferred to the current Fire Station #1 located at 611 North Liberty Street and affectionately known as “The Rock”.
In 1995 it was purchased and the second floor has been renovated for use as a home. The garage area has been left untouched and has three bays facing Adams Street and two bays facing Ocean Street. The former fire department communications room, called “The Booth,” is still intact, but the switchboard system used to communicate with the City Fire Stations was removed before the station was decommissioned.
Once the Fire House is sold again there may never be another opportunity to view it from the inside.
The Fire Trucks, themselves, works of art and engineering are gone but for September’s Art Walk there will once again be works of art within the bays of this proud old Fire House.
That art, like the Fire Trucks of old and the men and women who rode them, may likewise save your life.
Artists will include;
Twisted Eye Candy Custom made Polymer Accessories and creations. Hemp and leather accessories.
Germ Spider Designs: Horror Art A one-man art factory for all things horror. Infected Toys and mixed media paintings.
Shoebeedoo Creating fabulous comic and boutique styled shoes. There are ready to buy shoes and we do custom orders.
Professor Whiskey's Traveling Bizarre Bazaar
LuckyVon Lu will have her mouthwatering cupcakes and brownies at the fire station! The following will be available;
Doughnut and coffee cupcakes, maple bacon cupcakes, red wine red velvet cupcakes, lemon peach cupcakes, s'mores brownies and raspberry brownies. Swing by and get some of this in your mouth
More artist TBA
And if you’re an artist who would like to display your work please contact Mr. Jeremy Spicer of
Germ Spider Designs: Horror Art. He will be happy to add you to the nights event.