Fire Station No. 5 – Bryan

This two-story brick fire station is one of three designed by architects Sanguinet & Staats in 1910 for the City of Fort Worth. It is very similar in appearance to Station No. 10 on Lipscomb Street (see 2804 Lipscomb Street). It was erected in 1911 by C. H. McFarland. The high-quality ochre face-brick is trimmed with cast stone. Garage doors flank a central entry. Windows on the second story are connected by sill and lintel courses. A central rounded parapet contains the date of construction. The station was sold by the city in 1982 and is presently vacant. It appears to be eligible for the National Register as a relatively early work by an important Fort Worth architectural firm. Fire Station No. 5 was designated Highly Significant Endangered in 1995. It was sensitively rehabilitated for commercial use in 1998 by Daedalus Development, Ray Boothe, architect. The lower left photo is from 2006.

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