Fire Station No. 6 (former) Improvements – Birmingham AL

City:
Birmingham, AL

Site Type:
Military and Public Safety, Firehouses

New Deal Agency:
Civil Works Administration (CWA)

Started:
1933

Completed:
1934

Marked:
No

Description

The original station, constructed in 1905 at 1501 3rd Avenue North, is the oldest Birmingham fire station still standing. Designed as a 2-bay, 2-story station it has been center of much of the departments history with an original name of “The Greener Station”. From 1983 to 2020 it was the home of the Firehouse Shelter, an emergency homeless shelter. However, it is currently abandoned.

This was one of 23 Fire Stations listed as Class “A”, the CWA Birmingham Public Buildings 37-C-715 Project. Class “A” meaning “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.” 23 fire stations in Birmingham were included in this CWA project.

Source notes

Report On Civil Works Administration Of Alabama Jefferson County Division
https://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Birmingham_Fire_Station_No._6

Site originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on April 26, 2022.

Location Info


1501 3rd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203

Coordinates: 33.506615, -86.808975

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