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Published March 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Starting work to renovate Park Point fire hall


The former “boot room” will be transformed into an office/hobby room. The built-in cabinet will be preserved but the shelving area will be sealed off to create a closet in the room behind it. The summer window screens won’t be needed after new windows are installed this summer.

  • The former “boot room” will be transformed into an office/hobby room. The built-in cabinet will be preserved but the shelving area will be sealed off to create a closet in the room behind it. The summer window screens won’t be needed after new windows are installed this summer.
  • A commemorative medallion was found embedded in the old linoleum floor of the old Park Point fire hall, likely harking back to a time when Duluth police and the Fire Department shared quarters there.
  • The four original lockers near the side entrance to the old Park Point fire hall are definitely keepers, says Laura Goewey who plans to use the inside shelves for art displays.
  • Bob Goewey describes the old fire hall’s original insulation to his banker, Ross Peterson (left) of Frandsen Bank & Trust, and friend Howard Carlson, who will help Goewey renovate the building. Photos by Bob King /rking@duluthnews.com
  • The exterior of the old Park Point fire hall will be restored this summer — with cedar-shake siding replacing the old, a new roof and new period-style windows and doors. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • Laura Goewey investigates the crawl space under the fire hall’s “boot room” where old street signs had been left, stemming from the use of one of the garages as the city’s sign shop for a time. They’ll use the signs as wall art, Goewey says. Photos by Bob King /rking@duluthnews.com
  • The door to the side garage, intended for smaller fire trucks, shows its years of wear, as does the floor, which is worn down to the wood. (Bob King /rking@duluthnews.com)