Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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A retired firefighter whose main introduction to the profession occurred in a South Side firehouse has recreated the station in his Baltimore, Maryland basement as the Engine 61 Museum. As for the actual fire station, it will be transformed into the Chicago African-American Firefighter Museum by 2014.

 
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