Fire Station No. 19 Improvements – Birmingham AL

City:
Birmingham, AL

Site Type:
Firehouses, Military and Public Safety

New Deal Agencies:
Civil Works Administration (CWA), Work Relief Programs

Started:
1933

Completed:
1934

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

“Birmingham Fire Station No. 19 serves the East Lake neighborhood. In 1960 Company No. 19 operated one 750-gallon Seagrave pumper truck from the station. in 2017 Station 19 ranked as the 68th busiest Engine Company in the Nation according to Firehouse magazine. Station 19 is the second oldest active fire station for the City of Birmingham behind Station 24. It is the only station with a fire pole still in use.”

This was one of 23 fire stations that were fixed up under a CWA Birmingham Public Buildings 37-C-715 project. These were designated Class “A”, “those needing general minor repairs, having sufficient sound value left in them to justify a thorough repairing, on which buildings was included painting inside and outside where needed, general carpentry repairs, including doors, windows and repairs to floors, or new floors; general repairs to masonry work and plaster or stucco, repairs to roof and sheet metal work, or new roof and sheet metal work installed. Plumbing, heating and wiring were put in good state of repair, and all minor changes such as moving partitions, or relocation of doors or windows were made.” Time estimated by the report was 3 weeks.

Source notes

Report of the Civil Works Administration of Alabama, Jefferson County Division
https://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Birmingham_Fire_Station_No._19

Site originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on May 17, 2022.

Location Info


7713 Division Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35206

Coordinates: 33.560924, -86.727325

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