Lexington, Kentucky: Firehouse Buried Under a Hill

Subterranean firehouses are naturally fire resistant.

Lexington Fire Station 16

Address:
3700 Man O War Blvd, Lexington, KY
Directions:
Southwestern edge of the city. On the south side of Man O War Blvd at its intersection with Bold Bidder Drive.
Admission:
Free
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Firehouse in a hill.

Firehouse Buried Under a Hill

Unfortunately this is on a very busy road so you have to go through the neighborhood park and get out and stand on the corner to snap a photo, but it was worth it.

[Rose, 11/23/2016]

Firehouse.

Firehouse Buried Under a Hill

Lexington's most unusual fire station is called The Cave. Built in 1983, Fire Station 16 appears to be built into a hillside but is actually a concrete dome that was later covered with dirt to create a natural looking hill. The design was chosen because it incorporates many energy-efficient features and remains at a constant temperature year 'round, even if the power were to go out.

[signmanjoe, 08/23/2014]

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