Alley south of new fire station closed in Morris for brick work

The new Morris Fire Station at 200 Armstrong St., Morris.

The alley to the south of the new Morris fire station at 200 Armstrong St. will be closed later this week while construction crews continue brickwork on the building.

Much of the outside work on the station is completed, with the new doors and roof installed, and workers are putting on the finishing touches inside.

The Morris Herald-News reported in early February that construction on the building is nearing completion, and it should be ready for the Morris Fire Department to move in by the first part of spring.

The new Morris fire station is a $5 million project that will have a viewing area for its 1868 Steamer fire truck and 1927 American LaFrance fire truck, both of which will be visible from a gallery displaying pieces of Morris Fire Department history. The outside is covered by decorative bricks, reminiscent to a historic downtown fire station.

The new fire station features a kitchen and day room, seven bedrooms, a shower space, workout room, bell tower, lobby space and more.

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