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MODERN DESIGN FIRE STATION IN SERVICE AT MIAMI BEACH

Issue 7 and Volume 93.

MODERN DESIGN FIRE STATION IN SERVICE AT MIAMI BEACH Unique Features Employed to Serve Fourfold Purpose and yet Blend in With the Residential Surroundings The recently completed Fire Station at Miami Beach, Fla., is one of the most complete modern, equipped fire stations that has been built recently. In designing this station, Architects, Robert Law Weed and Edwin T. Reeder had to provide for four major services: two fire companies, the city’s fire alarm central, a central training station and a residence for the fire Chief. Separation of the four services into distinct but integrated buildings, was the solution to the fourfold nature of the problem. The residential character of the group as a whole results from recognition of the restricted residential neighborhood adjoining the station. On the first floor of the central unit are the control office, apparatus rooms, storage room, and toilets. From the control room, a single…

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