The new Fire Hall No. 2 on 107 (built in 1992) has an old style to its architecture and its location is what one might expect for the city’s second fire hall, but this is neither the original building, nor the original location of Fire Hall No. 2. The original building dates over a hundred years ago and (before I get your hopes up for speaking the present tense) is gone. Check it out below and compare it to the new Fire Hall No. 2 as well (final image).
An addition was added later in the fire hall’s life.
EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery
New Fire Hall No. 2 (10217 – 107 Street : Google Streetview)
The architecture of this new fire hall fits in nicely with the remaining history in Edmonton’s downtown core, but it is too bad that the old fire hall had to be torn down at some point. Considering that this isn’t even at the same location, it’s not even as though it had to go for the sake of modernization. I wonder why Fire Hall No. 2 was torn down. Ideas?