Leadership

HANDSOME HEADQUARTERS DESIGN FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 1 and Volume 73.

HANDSOME HEADQUARTERS DESIGN FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT Description of Building Erected at Decatur, I11., to House Chief and Headquarters Apparatus—Includes Modern Gymnasium and Kitchen—Repair Shop in Basement A SERVICEABLE as well as handsome design for a headquarters building for the fire department is always of interest to chiefs. The house described in the following article by its architect should give some suggestions to the heads of fire departments who are contemplating the erection of such a building, combining, as it does, dignity and beauty of design with utility and compactness of construction. The idea of a thoroughly modern, well appointed building that would adequately house the activities of the up-town fire fighting squad had its first inception many years ago in the minds of some of the most active members of the fire department. Foremost among those was former Chief Devore, who lived to see his long cherished dream begun and…

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