Historical Photo: 01/13/2020

Did you know the first brick fire station in Traverse City is still standing? This early 1920s image shows this station, which was constructed in 1890 and closed in 1975. Since then, the Cass Street building housed a series of businesses. All three buildings in this image are still easily recognizable today. These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please email questions or comments to contact@traversehistory.org. This historical photo and those printed in the following eight weeks are part of a series of plaques titled “Then & Now” developed by TAHS, TADL and the Traverse City Arts Commission Public Art Fund with additional funding from the Downtown Traverse City Foundation.