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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 4 (470 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg)

This Fire Hall in Winnipeg was built in the summer of 1903 based on architectural designs by local engineer Wallace Cotman Eade. It measured 30 feet by 60 feet and featured three bays along with a hose tower some 70 feet in height. Closed in 1928 and reopened in 1941, the building was deemed to be structurally unsound by the 1950s and was replaced by a new fire hall built at the southeast corner of Stradbrook Avenue and Osborne Street. The new Fire Hall No. 4, built for approximately $60,000, opened in 1958 and the former structure was demolished in June 1959. The site has been incorporated into the school grounds of the new Gladstone School, built in 1962.

Fire Hall No. 4

Fire Hall No. 4 (22 June 1921) by Lewis B. Foote
Source: Archives of Manitoba, L. B. Foote collection, #1400 N2369

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87590, W97.14354
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 (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:

“Local notes [W. Cotman Eade],” Manitoba Free Press, 31 March 1903, page 10.

“A civic difficulty,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 August 1903, page 7.

“To-days polling booths,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 May 1905, page 9.

“Mobile kitchen unit fund well launched,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 January 1941, page 8.

“Fire Hall asked on site of parking lot,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 January 1957, page 2.

“City capital costs to be $12 million,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1957, page 3.

“Sirens on Fire Halls after all,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 May 1959, page 53.

“New school on old Fire Hall site,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 June 1959, page 3.

“New school contract let for $254,000,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1961, page 30.

We Hold Thee Safe by Halldor K. Bjarnason, Winnipeg Fire Fighters Historical Society, 2004.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 October 2017

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