"A story of the old being made new
and the beautiful life that results."
Located on the historic Selma to Montgomery Trail, on the highest point of downtown Montgomery, the old Five Points Firehouse now houses a live/work space for Kellie and Re-Invention. The building, once known as Engine Company No. 2, was abandoned in the early 2000's. With the help of city officials and friends, Re-Invention was able to purchase the Firehouse in 2014.
The past, present and future of our city converge at the intersection where Goldwaithe, Montgomery, Mildred, Mobile and Clayton streets meet. This area known as the Five Points, and Cottage Hill neighborhood, was the "bluff" Native Americans called home before it was home to hundreds of Sephardic Jews who transplanted to Montgomery in the 1800's. Victorian homes, many which have been demolished, made this area one of the city's most desirable places to live. Later, it was the last leg of the Selma to Montgomery March where thousands gathered to pray before marching to the capitol steps. Some of the city's oldest and grandest homes, including the home that is said to be the inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" are just up the block.
A strip of boarded up shops across from a high-rise vacant apartment complex sit across the street from the Firehouse, but have recently been purchased by others who have dreams to "re-invent" this area as well. The common mindset is to develop this special area with respect and in honor of those who went before us. The Firehouse itself represents a place of rescue and service to the community and we can't think of a better way to honor this building's past, and its identity, than by carrying out the dream of Re-Invention.
1. Update the “Locker Room” and house ReInvention's studio, small production, and offices.
2. Renovate the “Bay”, which is where the fire trucks and equipment were housed. This space is large enough to have combined retail and community event space. The Firehouse is the focal point of the Five Points and will be a center for community. This area of the Firehouse will also serve as retail space for Re-Invention's Gorgeous Goods. This dream is almost underway!