New Central Fire Hall – 1969

May 27, 2013

From the Windsor Star – December 27, 1969:

    TAKING SHAPE – Windsor’s new central fire station is rapidly taking shape. The new, $670,000 building is on Goyeau St. at Elliott St. E. Scheduled for completion next spring, the new hall will replace the present 41-year-old fire department headquarters station on Pitt St. E. The new station will house the department’s administrative and communications offices, as well as five pieces of fire apparatus. Contractors are now working on the interior.

The building designed by William Crosbie, still stands and is still in use today as fire headquarters. This building replaced the one we looked at on Friday after 41 years. This building, is now 44 years old. So this building has now been around and in service longer than Albert Lothian’s building on Pitt Street.

6 Responses to New Central Fire Hall – 1969

  1. Norm Lewis on May 28, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Uh oh! That means it’s overdue for Windsor to tear it down.

  2. Shawn M on May 28, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Crap, Norm’s right… any time within the next year or two, the fire department will have to find new accommodations and build a multimillion dollar building!
    But which historic building can we tear down to make a spot for the new fire department?

  3. Aaron on May 28, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Well Shawn, I say we tear down the church at Victoria and Park. It’s just sitting there being solid as a rock anyways. Sandwich hasn’t had it for a while, so maybe we should take down the Dominion House & the McGregor house, and then only use a third of the property.

    Mmmmm…yeah, I like the last idea.

  4. Uzzy on May 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    They went from a beautiful building with real flare and wonderful brickwork, to the prison-like look of this one. I’d guess they out-grew the old one, but considering there’s an apartment building on the site now, why couldn’t they expand on the property on Pitt St.? Ridiculous!

  5. Shawn M on May 29, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Sounds like a plan Aaron!
    It just makes ‘Windsor sense’!

  6. Dave on May 30, 2013 at 9:41 am

    What about parking? ; )

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