The two-story building at No. 254 was constructed around 1859 for Rescue Hook and Ladder Company No. 1. This was also the fire house for Pumper Company No. 3, whose engine was known as the Ulysses. The house was decommissioned and the truck bay is now frequently in use as an information or solicitation center for civic and nonprofit events. (In many older accounts, you will see No. 254 assigned to Adams Pharmacy, while this building is given the street address 256A Commercial.)
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