Centralizing the Department In One Station

Issue 7 and Volume 79.

Centralizing the Department In One Station All of the Apparatus of Arlington, Mass., Except Those in Two Outlying Companies, Housed in Central Station—Its Handsome Design THE rather unique idea of centralizing practically all of a city’s fire apparatus under one roof is carried out in the new fire house of Arlington, Mass., one of the handsomest central fire stations ever built in a small city, housing as it does all but three of the fire trucks of the municipality. It is an imposing brick structure situated on the triangular plot at the junction of Franklin Street, Broadway, and Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Centre. Unusual Ideas of Fire House Construction The plans were drawn by Architect George Robinson, of Boston, and present many unusual ideas in fire department construction. For example there are six large double doors on the apparatus floor so that the machines can be driven in from any…

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