Former Fire Hall No. 3

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Former Fire Hall No. 3
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Former Fire Hall No. 3
General information
Location 612 11th Street East
Town or city Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Country Canada
Coordinates 52°07′07″N 106°39′21″W / 52.118652°N 106.655763°W / 52.118652; -106.655763Coordinates: 52°07′07″N 106°39′21″W / 52.118652°N 106.655763°W / 52.118652; -106.655763
Completed 1911

The Former Fire Hall No. 3 is a municipal designated historic building located in the Nutana neighborhood of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

With the University of Saskatchewan being built on the east side of the river this enhanced the need for a new fire hall on the east side. Built in 1911 with the latest equipment and both horse drawn and gasoline-powered fire fighting equipment the facility was again modernised in 1926.[1] In 1958 the fire department left the facility for a new Fire Hall #3 that was constructed on York Avenue and Taylor Street.[2]

Side View

As a result of the cold war in 1959, the building became the headquarters for the Department of Civil Defense; the basement was converted into a radiation-proof communications bunker, and an emergency food kitchen was also built to be used in the event of nuclear war. [1]

Today the building is privately owned and houses a bar and restaurant. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Fire Hall No. 3". Heritage Properties. Historical Places - A Joint Federal, Provincial and Territorial Initiative. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Former Fire Hall No. 3". Heritage Properties. City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2011-03-12.