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  Fire Watch Tower
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      Fire Watch Tower
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  • Fire Watch Tower - Kostroma
      Fire Watch Tower
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  • Fire Watch Tower - Kostroma
      Fire Watch Tower
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Fire Watch Tower - Kostroma
      Fire Watch Tower
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Fire Watch Tower - Kostroma
      Fire Watch Tower
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

In 1824 - 1827 the two most important architectural pieces were added to the picture of the town center. Both were designed by the local architect P.Fursov and became finishing masterstrokes of the architectural ensemble. Those were the Fire Watch Tower (35 meters high) and the Guard-House.

Kostroma like many Russian towns with a lot of wooden houses suffered serious fire damages. Inside the Tower there used to be rooms for cisterns with water, a stable, living rooms for firemen, and an observation deck on top. Now there's the history museum of fire department inside.

Directions: You can watch my high resolution photo of Kostroma on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 57 46' 4.64" N 40 55' 34.85" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Fire Watch Tower.

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  • Written Jan 11, 2010
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