kids encyclopedia robot

Toodyay Fire Station facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

Coordinates: 31°33′02″S 116°27′52″E / 31.550636°S 116.464512°E / -31.550636; 116.464512

Quick facts for kids
Toodyay Fire Station
Old Toodyay Fire Station.jpg
Lua error in Module:Infobox_mapframe at line 118: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
General information
Architectural style Inter-war Classical-Art Deco influences
Address 105-107 Stirling Terrace
Town or city Toodyay
Completed 1939
Design and construction
Architect Ken Duncan
Type State Registered Place
Designated 5 November 1999
Reference no. 2568
References
Toodyay municipal inventory

Toodyay Fire Station is on Stirling Terrace in Toodyay, Western Australia.

Architectural style

Toodyay Fire Station was designed by architect Ken Duncan, a member of the Volunteer Fire Brigade, and was built in 1939. It is notable for its Art Deco facade. It is one of two single bay Stripped Classical fire stations built during the Western Australian Fire Brigades Board's 1930s building campaign. It is rendered in part and bricked to lower level, all painted. An extension to the side is in the same style.

History

Toodyay Fire Station was a result of the Bush Fires Act 1937, which permitted local authorities to take over the responsibility of bushfire control, along with purchase and storage of fire-fighting equipment and setting up of fire-fighting brigades.

The fire station services were relocated to a new building in 2002.

The Toodyay Fire Station is now used as an art gallery.

kids search engine
Toodyay Fire Station Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.