Leadership

New Fire Alarm Headquarters for Boston

Issue 16 and Volume 73.

New Fire Alarm Headquarters for Boston The erection of a new fire alarm telegraph headquarters buildings in the Fenway at a cost of $500,000 is proposed by Fire Commissioner Theodore A. Glynn, of Boston, Mass., and a bill has been filed in the Legislature asking for authority from the state to locate the structure in the parkway. Plans have been prepared by James T. Ball, engineering architect of the Boston fire department, which show a handsome one-story building of stone construction. The proposed headquarters will be about 115 ft. long and 75 ft. deep with the operating room occupying the major portion of the space. These are shown herewith. There will be offices for the superintendent of fire alarms, George L, Fickett, and his assistant, generator and cable rooms, and dormitory and mess room for the 20 wire operators who will do duty in shifts. The present fire alarm office…

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