The Durham Fire Department was established in ~1890 with the "Golden Belt Hose Company." The first station was located at Holloway and North Mangum Streets, in the core of downtown.
Fire Station #1 (first)
Fire Station #2 was built in the midst of the later Liggett and Myers (then American Tobacco) factory buildings on West Main Street in 1902
Fire Station #2
And in 1911, Fire Station #3 followed on the east side of downtown, at South Elizabeth and East Main
Fire Station No. 3 (original)
Durham would rely on these three fire stations until the mid-1920s.
In 1924, Fire Station # 1 was replaced with a new, Milburn and Heister-designed structure that was similar in style to the original.
And for the first time in 15 years, the number of stations would expand in 1926 with the construction of Station 4 on McMannen Street (later South Mangum Street,) serving the burgeoning neighborhoods south of downtown.
Fire Station #4 (mcmannen Street)
In 1950, the original Fire Station #2 was demolished, and a new Station 2 was built significantly farther west, in the core of West Durham on Ninth Street.
Fire Station #2 (ninth Street)
102 South Driver / Fire Station #3 (second)
Fire Station #4 - Fayetteville St.
In 1960, the number of stations would expand again with the addition of Station 5 on Chapel Hill Road, in the Lakewood Park neighborhood
Fire Station #5
In 1964, Company 1 moved to a new Fire Station #1, although the 1924 station was not demolished - this 1964 station remains its home today.