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There is a distinct difference in the concrete blocks that support the exterior walls of the Fort Ellis Fire Station.

On one side of the wall of an engine bay the cement blocks are neatly stacked atop one another. The other is more haphazard, with cracks and zigzagging patterns.

Before the building became a fire station in 1969, it was used as a shower facility by the neighboring Mount Ellis Academy.


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