Combined Fire and Police Station
A central fire house, which also houses the Police Department, has recently been placed in service in Greenwich, Conn. The design of Joseph W. Bailey, local architect, was selected from fourteen designs submitted in competition. The cost of the building was $304,155, for which the city received a PWA grant of $119,250.
The building is 122 by 115 feet and is three stories high. It is of steel and concrete construction. The exterior walls are faced with limestone and trimmed with Minnesota granite.
On the first floor are the apparatus room, Chief’s office. Captain’s office, watch room, toilet, stock room, clothes drying room, store room, hose storage room, repair shop, hose drying tower, fire alarm headquarters and battery room.
The apparatus room has four overhead doors. It houses a 1,000-gallon Seagrave pumper, a 750-gallon Seagrave pumper, a 500-gallon International pumper, a 85-foot American-LaFrance aerial ladder, a Seagrave city service truck, a Studebaker squad car and an Oldsmobile Chief’s car equipped with two-way radio. At convenient outlets, there are battery charging circuits, power circuits, hot and cold water, and exhaust ventilators.
On the second floor are the Chief’s room, Captain’s room, dormitory to house twenty men, lock room, shower and toilet, linen room, store room, and two volunteer company rooms.
On the third floor are two social rooms, divided by a folding partition, dining room, kitchen, pantry and toilets.
The roof has been fixed up for recreation with a storage room for recreation equipment.