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Updated: Monday, 05 Nov 2012, 6:25 PM MST
Published : Monday, 05 Nov 2012, 6:25 PM MST
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - If you’re looking for a chunk of real estate that has a lot of history, the city might have a deal for you.
Two of Albuquerque’s oldest fire stations could soon be up for sale.
City councilors are set to vote what should happen to the old stations. The old stations are being replaced by two new modern stations currently under construction.
Fire Chief James Breen says Station 2 was built in 1925 and is valued at $480,000. It’s located at High and Silver near Central.
The old station has hardwood floors and under the stucco walls is old riverbed stone.
It’s being replaced by a new station on Gibson off I-25 and can house three times the number of firefighters and equipment.
Station 7 was built in the 1950’s on 47th and Central. It’s valued at $240,000 and is being replaced by a station at 57th and Central.
“These are classic structures and they have a tremendous amount of history. So often people will buy a fire station and they’ll turn it into a bed and breakfast or restaurant,” Chief Breen said.
Breen says the revenue generated from the sale of the old fire stations will be used to reinvest in other structures that need to be remodeled.
The new stations are scheduled to open at the end of November.
Chief Breen says based on the city’s growth and the number of calls, it made more sense to build new fire stations instead of expanding the decades old stations.