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Demolition of Sylvania Twp. Fire Station No. 1 begins

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More than a dozen local residents and firefighters turned out to witness the beginning on the demolition of Fire Station No. 1 near downtown Sylvania.

THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
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A mix of Sylvania residents and Sylvania Township firefighters watched the tear down of Fire Station No. 1 along Monroe Street today.

Four-year-old Davis Barror of Sylvania got an up-close view of the equipment used to take down the building at 11 a.m.

“I like seeing it, and they’re gonna build a new one,” he said. His grandparents, Sylvania residents Tom and Connie Jameson, had mixed emotions about clearing the old 1931 building that was constructed by a volunteer fire department.

“It’s kind of a sad day,” Mrs. Jameson said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sylvania Fire Station No. 1 Demolition

Although sad to see a piece of historical building disappear, they were excited for the new fire station that will be built in its place.

“It’s good to watch them finally get to a point and build a new one,” Mr. Jameson said.

Construction of the new Firehouse No. 1 will be completed by Nov. 1. 

Contact Natalie Trusso Cafarello at: 419-206-0356 or ntrusso@theblade.com.

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