Fire Station 7 – Topeka KS

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Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built Fire Station 7 in Topeka KS. 

“This station was constructed in 1935 through Works Progress Administration to service the newly expanding areas of western Topeka, including the newly developed Westboro neighborhood located one block to the south. The Spanish Revival architectural style of this station, in fact, mirrors one of the designated architectural styles designated by covenant within the Westboro neighborhood. Funding for this station was further enabled through a public bond approved by voters in 1926, specifically intended to provide fire services to these newly annexed areas.”

“Station No. 7 shares an identical floor plan and similar architectural features to two other fire stations in Topeka, those being Fire Station No. 5 at the southwest corner of SW 17th Street and SW Topeka Blvd, and Fire Station No. 6 at the southwest corner of NE Seward Ave. and NE Woodruff Ave. in the Oakland neighborhood. All three were WPA projects, and all were designed by the same architectural firm of Cuthbert and Suehrk.”

Source notes

http://kansasfiretrucks.com/regions/northeast-kansas/shawnee-county/topeka-fire-department/topeka-fire-department-station-7/

Project originally submitted by Barbara Pendleton on June 25, 2022.

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Location Info


1215 SW Oakley
Topeka, KS 66604

Coordinates: 39.04522, -95.71574

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