Louisville Fire Department – Louisville KY

Description

“The rapid growth of the city of Louisville, population 307,745 in 1930, necessitated additional facilities for the fire department. A grant was secured from the PWA with which this central fire station was built, as well as a hospital annex, an extension to the sewerage system, and some park recreational improvements. The total cost of all of these projects was $1,665,230.

The fire station is three stories and a basement in height, approximately 90 by 120 feet in plan, and has a volume of 564,322 cubic feet. In the basement is a swimming pool, 30 by 60 feet. The first floor houses the apparatus and in the rear it has a dining room and kitchen. Offices and dormitories occupy the second floor, and the third floor, which is set back and not visible from the street, houses the fire-alarm system.

The building was completed in June 1937 at an estimated construction cost of $171,198 and an estimated project cost of $190,220.”

 

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
190220

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


1135 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Location notes:

Coordinates: 38.255184, -85.769201

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