American Folk Art Buildings
architectural imagination and storied places rendered small
Capitol & Civic
Schools • Fire & Police & Post • Important Looking • Bridges • Lighthouses • Town
L.C.F.D: The unidentified town of L.C. shows a fire department station of confident architectural intent: strong tower, two window top styles, unusual barrel vault roof, and hose drying towers worthy a fine late 18th century house.
Wisconsin State Capitol. Twice.
Described and detailed on Known&Real page.
Firemen's slide down poles
Above and below: the firepoles for fast sliding down, so present in American imagery and often in real fire stations too. Below also: three tintypes of important fire guys are nicely placed on the wall.
More fanciful than most, Willy's Fire Department No. 1939 has topnotch function -- two elevator platforms conveniently pull to roof top housing.