Upland fire station to be converted into Museum

Museum will replace 90-year-old building The city's first fire station, on 171 E. D St., will be transformed next year into a historical museum filled with memorabilia such as equipment and photographs from the early 1900s to the present day. "We're trying to restore the historical value of the building and share that with everyone," said Anthony La, director of public works. Built in 1915, the station went up after a fire spread through Upland destroying businesses on the east side of Second Avenue, south of Ninth Street. The station housed the city's first motorized fire engine. "(Upland) holds a high regard and respect for its firefighters," La said. "And more importantly, this is one of those unique buildings that should stay in the heart of the city." The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with Upland recently to provide funding for the restoration of the station. http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4897937

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