Fire Hall - Rossland, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 04.681 W 117° 47.895
11U E 441705 N 5436435
Quick Description: The old fire hall in Rossland stands empty and forlorn. The last time we passed by there was still a "For Sale" sign in the window.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 1/29/2015 10:55:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMNA7M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Built in 1900, this fire hall had a fire bell atop the hose drying tower and electrically coded fire bells inside connected to pull boxes all over town. For a time City Hall occupied part of the rear of the building. In 1992 the British Columbia Firefighters Museum moved into the building, but has since moved on, leaving the building empty. The building is one of the many Rossland Heritage Buildings in the town.

The building sits on the northwest corner of Queen Street and First Avenue in Rossland. The view is from across the intersection looking northwest.

One of the prime reasons for Rossland’s incorporation in 1897 was the growing need for better fire protection. In early 1900, construction of the brick building was completed. The three large arched doors guaranteed quick departure from the hall. Horses, which pulled the hose carts, were kept in stables in the back and men had quarters on the floor above.
From the Rossland Heritage Register

Then Now

Physical Address:
2115 Queen Street
Rossland, BC Canada
V0G 1Y0

Description of Postcard Location:
See Above

Related Web Site: Not listed

Parking Coorddinates: Not Listed

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