Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 196

Central Fire Station
637 Princess Avenue,
Central Fire Station
Designation Date: July 10, 2000
Designation Authority: City of Brandon
Present Owner: City of Brandon

The Central Fire Station, constructed in 1911, is one of Brandon's finest buildings. Architect W.A. Elliott used a combination of styles to give the city a magnificent new public structure. For the main section he chose the Chateauesque style, distinguished by a steeply-pitched roof, and with a wall of huge doors to allow for the passage of fire vehicles. The imposing tower, where hoses were hung to dry, was carried out in the Italianate style, a style whose broad eaves and wrought iron balconies beneath the great brackets created a stately and elegant beacon on the Brandon skyline.

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