New Station for Albuquerque
A two story fire station, of Pueblo architecture, was recently completed at Albuquerque, N. M., and is known as Station No. 3. It has a three-story hose drying tower.
On the first floor are located the apparatus room, office, wash room and hose tower. On the second floor are the lounging room, dormitory, locker and wash room, and kitchen and dining room. There is a small basement at the rear under the apparatus floor, that houses the heating system and provides storage space.
The doors of the fire station are operated electrically. They open when an alarm is received and close shortly afterwards. The lights, too, are operated automatically.
The building was erected as a WPA project. The plans were drawn by E. H. Blumenthal, architect, in accordance with suggestions made by Chief W. A. Westerfeld.
The city also erected a six-story steel drill tower.