LOS ANGELES AND ITS NEW ENGINKHOUSI.
Los Angeles, Cal., claims to have the most thoroughly equipped and most up-to-date fire enginehouse in the country. Be that as it may, the new building, an illustration of which is given, on Aliso street, where Assistant Chief Fuselebr will have his headquarters, is certainly all it should be. The house has a frontage of eighty-seven feet on Aliso street. The lot runs hack 160 feet, and the depth of the main building is ninety feet. The apparatus is on the ground floor—forty-five by ninety feet—where are also stalls for eight horses. In the house will be stationed engine company No. 4, under the command of Captain G. II. O’Donnell. The engine is a combination hose and chemical machine. An extension truck will also be accommodated. Each piece of apparatus is of the most modern type. The dormitory—forty-five by forty feet— is on the second floor, with two brass sliding poles. The officers’ quarters and a spacious recreation room are in front. In the rear are the lockers and bathroom, with porcelain tubs, improved showerbaths and hot and cold water—the former furnished by a solar heater. The electric apparatus will turn on the lights aud release the horses at the first tap of the gong. A large two story stable, with hay loft and supply room, is in the rear. Here will be kept the horses not in active service. Two tablets are inserted in the front of the building, giving the date of erection and the names of the city council, hoard of fire commissioner, superintendent, architect, und contractor. The total cost of the structure will he nearly $25,000, of which $9,500 was paid for the ground.