HANDSOME NEW FIRE STATION AT AUGUSTA
The new Double Auto Fire Station No. 7, Augusta, Ga., is located in the residential section of the city, corner of Central Avenue and Troupe Street. Including two tourists hotels and a large female seminary, some of the most expensive residences in the city are protected by this station. The building is of Spanish mission style of architecture, constructed of brick with stucco finish, with red tile roof, tile vestibules and veranda, two stories, housing two companies. A motor triple pump (750 gallons), and a motor combination hook and ladder truck (55 ft. extension ladder); six men are stationed with each apparatus under one captain and one lieutenant. The captain in command of the pump, the lieutenant in command of the truck. The men assigned to the pump sleep in the quarters over the motor pump, those assigned to the truck sleep in the quarters over the motor truck. The interior arrangements arc modern and convenient, being equipped with commodious sleeping quarters, billiard room, reading room, bath rooms, toilets, showers, locker room, etc. The motor pump is stationed on the west side and the motor truck on the cast side. The main entrance and lobby is in the center of the building, with captain’s office east of main entrance. The location is an ideal place for a modern fire station, the broad Central Avenue, running east and west and the cross street (Troupe), gives either apparatus a straight run to Summerville. Monte Sano and Harrisonvillc. The interior finish, furniture and fixtures, two 15inch Gamewcll indicators and gongs, automatic light switch, self-recording water pressure gauge, are of the latest design. Automatic red signal lights over each apparatus door, flash at night when bell strikes to warn approaching trolley cars to halt until apparatus pass. The triangular park makes an attractive background to the stucco building, the variety of trees, pines, oaks wild cherry, magnolias, hack-berry, china-berry and poplars. The front and west sides are sodded with Bermuda grass which is cut every Friday and gives the grass a smooth velvet surface like an immense green carpet. Many tourists who have inspected this building and apparatus pronounce it the most attractive an d complete fire station in the United States. rhe building is 50 feet deep; each apparatus room is 20 feet wide, assembly room 32 feet, west portico, 8 feet, making a total of 80 feet fronting on Central Avenue.