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

Designed by architect brothers Alexander D. Melville and William N. Melville, Fire Hall No. 12 was constructed in 1911 in a Crescentwood neighbourhood that was, at that time, sparsely populated. The two-and-a-half storey building was made of brick on a stone foundation. Three vehicle doors opened into the garage with stables for eight horses at the rear. Bedrooms, a lavatory, and a sitting room for the firefighters were on the second floor, while the top floor was used for storage. The fire hall was closed with the creation of Unicity in 1972. It was sold for $67,000 in 1983 and renovated into private condominiums. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

The former Fire Hall No. 12

The former Fire Hall No. 12 (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Fire Hall No. 12

The former Fire Hall No. 12 (May 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86755, W97.16950
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. 4 (470 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg)

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 7 (349 Burrows Avenue, 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 / Fire Hall No. 7 (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: Fire Hall No. 25 (701 Day Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Fire Hall No. 1 (212 rue Dumoulin, Winnipeg)

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Fire Hall No. 3 / Fire Hall No. 9 (864 Marion Street, 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: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

No. 12 Fire Hall, 1055 Dorchester Avenue, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, February 1983.

“‘Santa Bus’ scheme endorsed by city,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 June 1985, page 9.

We thank Nathan Kramer and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 October 2022

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