Central Fire Station
Built in 1901, Central Fire Station serves as the headquarters of the Davenport Fire Department. It is the oldest continuously used fire station west of the Mississippi River. It was designed in the Italianate style and also incorporates elements of the Neoclassical style. The building's most notable features are the two towers over the main entrance; fire hoses are hung to dry in the taller one. A large addition was built in 2016 to provide more space for administrative offices, bedrooms, and a new lounge. The original part of the station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Backstory and Context
Wellner, Brian. "Historic downtown Central Fire Station to double in size." Quad-City Times. February 24, 2015. https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/historic-downtown-central-fire-station-to-double-in-size/article_166f8004-09af-59d8-92db-46062154b8a3.html.
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