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GG Lionel Trains 1901-1940

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The 1948 Sykesville Firehouse, Sykesville, Maryland

For many years the Greenbergs owned the building that once housed the Sykesville Fire Department. When the fire department moved it sold the building and the Greenbergs converted it to an office building. The detailed history of the building is included in our book Sykesville Past and Present. A nearby building also covered in our book is the 1909 Arcade Building

Firehouse in 1995 before door replacement
The firehouse as seen in January 1995 with 24' door in place. This is probably the general 1948 facade with a possible updating of the door.

The former firehouse was constructed in 1948 by the Sykesville Volunteer Fire Department . It was their fourth home. It represented a major fund-raising and building project by the entire community and was the first Sykesville firehouse built specifically as a fire house. The second floor was designed to provide a community events facility with a commercial kitchen.

Firehouse in 1995 with last coat of paint
In March 1995 the 24' door removed was and replaced with two showroom windows and double front door.
Baltimore formstone craftsman created stucco to match the original stucco.

In 1984, the Fire Department sold the building to Greenberg Properties after building a new, much larger facility on Route 32. In 1995, Greenberg removed the 24 foot-wide front overhead door and replaced it with show room windows and a double front door. A Baltimore formstone craftsman was hired to decorate the new section of the front facade with matching formstone.

Firehouse Building
The completely remodeled building as it is today.

The Firehouse Building is located at the heart of the Sykesville Historic District. at 7543 Main Street, Sykesville, Maryland 21784.


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