Save Jacksonville Brooklyn’s Firehouse No. 5

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This petition demands that the City of Jacksonville and/or FIS moves historic fire station number 5 from 347 Riverside Ave to a city owned property within the urban core of Jacksonville.
According to the book, “ Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage”, In 1910 this brick building was constructed on Riverside Ave. The new fire station had two distinct arched doorways on the facade, an ornate scrolled dormer, and clay tile roof. An October 3, 1910 article boasted that the new station was large and commodious and will accommodate two pieces of apparatus, five horses, and fourteen men.”
According to an article published by the Jacksonville Daily Record on 01/10/2020, the firehouse will begin to come down at the end of January to make way for the road alignment for the new FIS headquarters.
Firehouse number 5 has stood strong for 109 years and served the community as an active fire house for 98 years. The structure is part of Jacksonville’s heritage and deserves to be preserved, not demolished. This petition is the firehouse’s last hope. The goal is to get 10,000 signatures in 7 days to make a statement the City of Jacksonville and FIS cannot ignore. Save part of Jacksonville by signing now and telling your friends and family members to sign today!