Century-Old Former Fire Station Showcased At Culture Days Open House
Cab area of the Lafrance pumper stored at former Central fire house. It was on display at Saturday’s Cultural Days open house hosted by the Central Station Education Initiative, a volunteer group that is trying to make the old fire station a public heritage building with an emphasis on local emergency services heritage. Love the staircase visible in the background! (Photos by Joe Barkovich)
John Mastroianni, centre, a member of the Central Station Education Initiative is shown in discussion with a visitor to Saturday’s open house. Seated at left is Blair Campbell.
Front view of the Lafrance pumper, a classic from 1957.
Children visiting during Saturday’s open house could colour this image of the former downtown fire house, or take it home with them and do it there. A great idea for teaching heritage.
Committee member Wayne Campbell shows what it was like sliding down the fire pole. Well, kind of.
A small part of the highly detailed map of the city, still hanging on a wall in the building. The year 2020 marks the iconic hall’s 100th anniversary.
Last stay at Central hall : Friday, June 30, 2006 (night shift). Names of shift members are listed, and now displayed for posterity.