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The Story Behind the Name: Fire House Museum

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, it seems a fortuitous time to talk about the history of the Niwot firehouse.

In 1910, concern about fire protection prompted Niwot citizens to acquire a firehose handcart and build a simple frame shed to house it. The firehouse was erected close to the street, on an undeveloped lot between the Niwot State Bank (now Porchfront Homes) and the Livingston Hote...


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