Fort Worth’s Fire Station Community Center has been in service to the city for a century. A big centennial celebration is 5-8 p.m., Friday, March 10, at the center, 1601 Lipscomb St.
The public is invited to join staff and other partygoers for music, concessions, free hot dogs and chips, food trucks, bounce houses, a firetruck from the new Station 8 and more.
From historic firehall to community hub
- In 1975, a square block area containing Fire Station No. 8, originally designed by architect Charles F. Allen and constructed by B.B. Adams in 1923, was turned over to the City’s Park Department.
- In 1978, work began on converting the one-and-one-half-story fire station into a community center to serve Fairmount and surrounding neighborhoods.
- In 1994, Community Development Block Grant funds were used to construct a gymnasium addition.
- The addition was designed by Terry M. Harden and Associates and built by E. Horn Construction.
Check out the historic photos below. (Photos from "Panther City Fire Department History/Fort Worth Firefighters Museum" Facebook page.)
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