Central Fire Headquarters – Pitt Street East – 1928

May 24, 2013


A neat shot here of the old Central Fire Headquarters, on Pitt Street. It was located on the north side of the street, directly across from the old City Market, between Windsor Avenue and McDougall. Designed by Albert Lothian, the building was eventually replaced by the current headquarters on Goyeau & Elliot.


The building is typical of Lothian’s work. The pattern in the brickwork is similar to other projects he worked on from the similar era. A neat old Winged Wheel was located on each end of the building. The Colosseum at the Casino occupies the site today.

Have a good weekend everyone, see you back here Monday.

6 Responses to Central Fire Headquarters – Pitt Street East – 1928

  1. Dave on May 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Great find Andrew. Stunning simple yet interesting brickwork when focused on the building.

  2. vince on May 24, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Do we know when it was demolished?

  3. Uzzy on May 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    If it was on the North Side of Pitt, between McDougall and Windsor Ave., wouldn’t that put it where the apartment building is today?

    This one is a real beauty. Any more info on why it came down…besides “it was awesome and in Windsor?” I love those winged wheels!

  4. gary on May 24, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    never new this fire hall even existed nice old bulding

  5. Darlene Labadie on May 27, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I use to work in the city market for Bradshaw Meat’s on the first floor and we would watch the rookie firemen leaning how to use the powerful hoses. Sometime they were thrown around like beach balls.

  6. Kate on January 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    When they dug up the old fire hall they found a coffin or so the story goes (?). My grandfather had a cribbage board supposedly made from the wood (C.E. DeFields District Chief, son of C.J. DeFields, Chief). Could’a been a story to creep us grandchildren out.

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