“Auburn City Hall and Fire Department 1954 ”
Artist: James Geddes

This is an artist print with  either a 16x20 or 12x16 black matting.
Matting is removable if you desire another color.

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Auburn City Hall & AFD

A couple blocks north of Placer High School is the
location of this 1937 Deco style building. It was built as the
new City Hall and Fire Department. Before building the new
city hall, the city officials and offices were in the Auburn
library basement on Almond Street. The new building was covered
"with ivy by the 1950s when I remember it.
My grand dad, Claude Cory, took care of the city hall and kept
the fire truck area spotless. He also collected the coin out of all
the parking meters as one of his duties.

The fire department was volunteer and when the fire
siren blew, no matter what time of day or night, the entire town
of Auburn knew there was an emergency. I can remember laying in bed
after being awoken by fire siren. I would listen for my granddad's
car to start up two doors down from our house. Away he would go in
the dead of night and I got to hear all about the Fire call the next day.

The truck on the right was the talk of the town when it was
purchased in the 1950s. The most modern and
powerful truck the city had ever owned. It was a token of pride for all
the citizens of Auburn.

James Geddes