Dallas Fire Station No. 16; Decorative Arts
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, Dallas Fire Station No. 16 was built in 1918. The structure is architecturally unique in the way it combines the Prairie School and Mission Revival styles. As such, the station resembles the suburban residential architecture and reflects a trend in the early 20th century to blend fire stations into the neighborhoods they served. The building served as a fire station until shortly after the end of World War II. Today, the building is home to Decorative Arts, a non-profit community arts center, museum, and film studio.
Backstory and Context
Charrier, Emily. "Dallas Fire Station #16, 5501 Columbia Ave." Advocate Magazine. June 19, 2017. https://lakewood.advocatemag.com/2017/06/19/dallas-fire-station-16-5501-columbia-ave.
Jensen, Bruce. "Dallas Fire Station No. 16." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. April 17, 1997. https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/NR/pdfs/97000363/97000363.pdf.
Madddox, Will. "Alan Govenar is turning the streets into an artistic destination at the Museum of Street Culture." Advocate Magazine. January 28, 2018. https://lakewood.advocatemag.com/2018/01/26/alan-govenar-the-streets-into-an-artistic-destination.
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