Virtual Paintout (December 2011) Eureka, California

Hose Co. #4

8" x 10" Oil on Canvas Board

Horse Drawn Fire Wagon – by C.R.Spicer

This month, Virtual Paintout traveled to Eureka, California and the surrounding region east.  This is a beautiful area of California that gives wonderful views of seaside, farms, and urban areas. I chose to paint this replica of the fire station that use to stand on this location. The original sturcture was built on April 4, 1894, as Columbia Hose Co. #4. They were called “Hose Companies” back then.  A mural of 3 white horses pulling an 19th century fire wagon dons the side of this structure. This must have been an exciting time to live in the Eureka area.