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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Fighters Museum of Winnipeg / Fire Hall No. 3 (56 Maple Street, Winnipeg)

Built in 1904 as one of five stations built that year, Fire Hall No. 3 (renamed No. 2 in 1974) was designed by architect brothers Alexander D. Melville and William N. Melville. The cost of construction, by general contractors J. B. Flinders and Hugh Hudson, was $22,000. Fire equipment was stored on the main floor, with bedrooms, common room, and offices for firefighters on the second floor. A one-storey extension at the rear of the station housed the stable and hayloft.

When the station was decommissioned in 1995, it sat vacant for four years. It became the Fire Fighters Museum of Winnipeg in 1999. The museum has an extensive collection of fire apparatus, artifacts, photographs, and information about the history of fire fighting in Winnipeg, from 1882 to the present. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

The Fire Fighters Museum of Winnipeg / Fire Hall No. 3

Fire Fighters Museum of Winnipeg (June 2004)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90360, W97.13164
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 1 / Central Fire Hall (110 Albert Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 2 / South Fire Hall (Smith Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Fighters Museum of Winnipeg / Fire Hall No. 3 (56 Maple Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 5 (354 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 8 (325 Talbot Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 9 (1466 William Avenue West, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 10 (845 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 11 (180 Sinclair Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 12 (1055 Dorchester Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 13 (410 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 14 (161 Lipton Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 15 (524 Osborne Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Fire Hall (212 rue Dumoulin, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. James Fire Hall (200 Berry Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Vital Museum / St. Vital Fire Hall (600 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Municipal Office and Fire Hall (Victoria Avenue West, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 25 (701 Day Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Public Safety Building / Fire Hall No. 21 / Police Station No. 4 (730 Pandora Avenue West, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Fire Hall No. 2 / Police Station (328 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

The Fire Fighters Museum of Winnipeg

Fire Hall No. 3 / Former Fire Hall No. 2, 56 Maple Street, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, October 1990.

We Hold Thee Safe by Halldor Kenneth Bjarnason, 2004.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 September 2014

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