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Before & After Photos

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Knowing the station would close, the City stopped all maintenance.

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Dangerous, overgrown trees damaged the roof and caused leaks.

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Neglected vegetation and paint, shutters permanently installed.

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Deferred maintenance for both building and grounds.

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Very dangerous tree trunks and limbs impacting building.

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Fort Lauderdale Urban Forestry to the rescue! Thank you!

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Trimmed trees provide safe shade and beauty.

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Painted doors and trimmed trees; the original beauty is returning.

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East side, old windows, several broken.

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The old east door with eyebrow eve.

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Over 100 gallons of donated paint being applied.

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Old Station 8 is becoming beautiful Station 3 again.

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Beautiful new windows, doors, paint, walkways, even a bike rack!

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Front of station with old sign, before...

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Small rigs were needed to fit in Station 8.

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Engine Room before, with tons of old hardware.

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Engine Room before, very dark and dirty.

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The Day Room, with old furniture, was in the Engine Room.

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The "Day Room" and hardware were removed from the Engine Room.

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Tree limbs punched holes in the roof with water pouring in.

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Many days of repairs and preparation were needed before painting.

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The finished product.

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Day Room and hardware gone.

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And this is the view today.

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The new Fire Safety Theatre area.

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A working Gamewell Fire Alarm system and crown moldings.

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A firefighter's rescue and a life net. FLFD Engine 3 is back home!

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The Day Room was converted into an office.

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Everything was white, white.

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"Watch Desk" in Day Room, old lights and windows, orange beams.

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Restored Day Room; varnished beams, period lighting and furnishings.

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Fireplace, period shades and furniture and water main pressure gauge.

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Dirty and broken 1960's kitchen.

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Old kitchen back door.

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Bill Sharp and Gerald Bagwell removed entire kitchen.

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Bill Sharp and Bruce MacNeil built a whole new 1920's kitchen.

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1920's appliances and fixtures, with mint paint.

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1960's restroom vanity.

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Bill, Bruce and Gerald removed and replaced all the old plumbing.

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They installed a 1920's glass tile wall and matching antique sinks.

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Before, storage and junk in what will become...

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...the "Greater Alarm Gift Shop".

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The hallway. Transoms replaced with plywood, white EVERYTHING!

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The hallway with new transoms, paint and exhibits.

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The Rotunda was a storage room with white painted wood door.

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Rotunda ceiling was painted orange.

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Dark brown ceiling with glowing Mediterranean chandelier.

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Statue's title: "YOU'LL NOT BE LOST ON MY WATCH".

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Bedroom, before.

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Museum exhibit room, after.

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Officer's bedroom, before.

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Officer's bedroom, before.

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Officer's Bedroom, today.

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Today the Fire Museum is finished and open for events and tours!

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