Tag Archives: Fire Hall No. 1

Edmonton Fire Hall No. 1, Town Hall & Police Station

Completed: 1893

Closed: 1930

The fire station was built in 1893 and served as Edmonton’s first town hall. Today the entire site is occupied by a curved driveway to an underground parking structure underneath Canada Place but the fire hall has been recreated at Fort Edmonton Park. Enjoy the photos and be sure to check out the overlay map at the end!

1903 (Looking West)

A7405 - Members of the Edmonton Fire Department. - 98 Street - 1903

1909 (Looking South)

A4533 - Fire Station No. 1 in Edmonton, Alberta. Firemen in front of garage door not identified. - 1909

1912 (Looking Southwest)

nc-6-203 - Fire Hall No.1, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1912

1914 (Looking Northwest)

nc-6-928 - Fire Hall No. 1, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1914

Circa 1910s (Looking Northwest)

A7404 - Fire engines and emergency vehicles outside the Edmonton Fire Hall. - 98 Street - After 1893

Google Streetview (Looking South)

The space once taken up by the Fire Hall and Police Station is now a non-descript driveway to an underground parking structure. If you want to see the Fire Hall you are better off to go to Fort Edmonton Park and view the recreation than come here.

Fire Hall No 1 Now

Google Streetview (Fort Edmonton Park)

Fire Hall No 1 Now Ft Edmonton Park

EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery (Looking West)

nc-6-928 - Fire Hall No. 1, Edmonton, Alberta. - Map

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Greenfield’s Exchange Building (9802 Jasper Ave)

1923

This image shows Greenfield’s Exchange along with the old fire hall and police headquarters in the background.

nd-3-2118 - Exterior view of Greenfield's Exchange Limited building, Edmonton, Alberta. - 9802 Jasper Ave - 1923

Google Streetview

The reconstructed Alberta Hotel now occupies this site and 98 Street no longer runs between Jasper and 105 Aves.

nd-3-2118 - Exterior view of Greenfield's Exchange Limited building, Edmonton, Alberta. - 9802 Jasper Ave - Now

1923 – Interior

nd-3-2203 - Auction sale at Greenfield's Exchange, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1923

Fraser Ave (Old 98 Street): Between Jasper and 102 Aves on the North Side

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This area was an early government and business core in Edmonton. It’s most notable buildings were Edmonton’s first Fire Hall and Police Headquarters (RCMP posts notwithstanding). The Fire Hall also served as Edmonton’s first Town Hall and has been reconstructed in Fort Edmonton Park.

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Above: Edmonton’s Fire Hall and Police Headquarters in the 1910s and again in 1956. Today this area is a ramp that leads to Canada Place’s underground parking.

James A. Powell Building - Watermarked

Above: James A. Powell’s Implement Company building at the corner of old 98th street and 101a ave in the 1910s.

Above: St. Elmo’s Hotel was built in 1905 and is pictured here in 1911.

Above: Edmonton Shoeing Shop Carriage and Wagon Works, owned and operated by D.G. Latta and Lyons (later of Lyons Motors Edmonton Ltd.), situated next to St. Elmo’s Hotel at 132 Fraser Ave in about 1905. Today this area is part of the eastern end of the Citadel Theatre.

Below: An interior view of the Shoeing Shop in 1908.