Duluth couple to restore old fire hall as home 11 Mar 13

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth couple are turning their dream of living in a historic fire hall into a reality.

Laura and Bob Goewey bought the 1930s Park Point fire hall in a July auction for $235,000. The Duluth News Tribune reports they plan to restore the building’s period character as they renovate the inside for their home.

When everything is done, the Goeweys will hold an open house to show the community how they’ve combined modern living with the fire hall’s vintage past.

Laura Goewey says moving into the fire hall will allow them artistic freedom to decorate in a quirky way, and feel like they are doing something good for the community.

Local preservationists are happy the Goeweys are choosing to reuse the building and retain its historic character.

(Information in the following story is from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com)