Fire Station 31

St. Louis Fire Station 31 – “my” fire station on Donovan Ave.

This is the station that responded to a couple of emergencies we’ve
had at home. Thankfully we never needed more than a long wait at the
emergency room, and I appreciate the efforts of the guys here.

The station was built in 1952, a year after my camera. It’s a mostly
boring stone and brick box, but the detail of the station number is
attractive so I focused on it.

Made on my Speed Graphic, with my new 90 mm wide angle lens, tilted
back and raised. T-Max 400 film, 1/2 sec exposure.