Fire Station Repair – Waterville ME

City:
Waterville, ME

Site Type:
Military and Public Safety, Firehouses

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

Started:
1933

Completed:
1934

Quality of Information:
Moderate

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

According to the 1933 and ’34 town reports, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) were involved in:

“REPAIRS TO HOUSES
The CWA laid the last section of flooring in the Central Station and built a new hose drying rack and also painted and papered the interior of Hose No. 4 house. Hose No. 3 house interior was painted last spring by the driver there. Previous to the CWA work only minor repairs were attempted.”

“The construction of fire prevention pools in the rural section”

(1934) REPAIRS TO HOUSES
“A concrete wall was put under the west side of Hose 4 house and the roof of Central .Station is being repaired and the upstairs of Central Station is being painted by the E. R. A. Other than that only minor repairs were made.”

Other than the central station, the sub stations mentioned were all sold and rebuilt for private or commercial use according to a local firefighter I talked to. One of the former substations can be seen at 35 Ticonic St. for instance.

Source notes

Annual Report of the City of Waterville Maine

Site originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on December 29, 2015.

Location Info


7 College Avenue
Waterville, ME 04901

Coordinates: 44.578008, -69.609487

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