The fire station will be seeing facade upgrades as revealed at a city commission meeting earlier this month.
In early 2017, numerous cracked and broken bricks along with several other structural issues were noticed at the fire station. Several masons and other historic construction professionals were consulted for repairs. However, due to the historic nature of the building, many local professionals were hesitant as to the process for repairs.
Robert Tracey was consulted as he has worked on bid specifications for several other historic buildings downtown, including the Sault Historical building on Ashmun Street. Tracey put together a rough bid specification for making several building repairs such as brick replacement, tuck-pointing, cleaning and sealing, replacement of cracked sandstone window headers, repair of window ledges, and repair of engine bay floors along with slip-proofing and sealing.