These buildings yoostabe fire halls.
The 1907 fire hall replaced an 1877 fire hall on that site that also housed Fort Worth’s first city hall and a small city jail. Among those who served in that 1877 building were Peter Smith, Jim Courtright, and disgraced Mayor William S. Pendleton.
Fire hall no. 1 opened on December 2, 1907. (The fire hall was located in the First Ward, not the Second.) Clip is from the December 2 Telegram.
After the Great South Side Fire of 1909, Fort Worth built several neighborhood fire halls. No. 5 (1911) on Bryan Avenue is just four blocks east of where the fire began. Now houses TreyMark Vodka.
The motorized men of fire hall no. 5. (Photo from University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.)
Sanguinet and Staats provided the city with a design that was used for three fire halls, two of which survive. At 2804 Lipscomb Street is fire hall no. 10 (1910). According to Tarrant Appraisal District, the city still owns the property.
No. 10 when it was new and horse power still reined supreme. (Photo from University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.)
No. 10’s twin is no. 12 on Prospect Avenue (1910). Now houses Station 12 Child Development Center.
No. 12 when it was new. Note the unpaved street. (Photo from University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.)
The third sibling was no. 13 on East Hattie Street. (Photo from University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.)
The Polytechnic city hall and fire hall (1914) on Vaughn Boulevard became Fort Worth’s fire hall no. 14 after annexation of Poly in 1922. Building now belongs to TWU.
Nearby on Avenue I, the new no. 14 (1938). Now houses YWCA Polytechnic Family Center.
On Meadowbrook Drive, no. 20 (1928), designed by Wiley Clarkson. Now houses Firehouse Art Studios and Gallery.
On New York Avenue, no. 7 (1930). Now houses Fellowship Corner.
On Wichita Street, no. 4 (1955). Now a private residence.
In the 1920s Fort Worth built several neighborhood fire halls that looked like bungalows and blended with their residential surroundings. On Belmont Avenue, this is fire hall no. 15 (1922). This fire hall and the five that follow were designed by architect Charles F. Allen.
Built in 1923, fire station no. 8 at 1601 Lipscomb Street in Fairmount is a community center.
On Fulton Street is no. 6 (1923).
On Park Place Avenue is no. 16 (1922). Now houses the Art Station.
On Ryan Avenue is no. 17 (1923). The much-modified building now houses a business. Note the WAlnut exchange on the sign.
No yoostabe here: The bungalow fire hall on Carleton Street in Arlington Heights is still on duty. No. 18 was built in 1923.