Tonopah Volunteer Firehouse and Gymnasium

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Tonapah Volunteer Firehouse and Gymnasium
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LocationBrougher and Burro Sts., Tonopah, Nevada
Coordinates 38°04′07″N117°13′47″W / 38.06853°N 117.22972°W / 38.06853; -117.22972 Coordinates: 38°04′07″N117°13′47″W / 38.06853°N 117.22972°W / 38.06853; -117.22972
Arealess than one acre
Built1907 (1907)
Built byBaker, E.E.
MPS Tonopah MRA
NRHP reference No. 82003253 [1]
Added to NRHPMay 20, 1982

The Tonopah Volunteer Firehouse and Gymnasium is a historic fire station located at the intersection of Brougher and Burro Streets in Tonopah, Nevada. Built in 1907, the firehouse housed Tonopah's volunteer fire department. The firehouse was built by Tonopah's newly appointed fire chief to address inadequacies in the town's fire protection services, which had failed to stop a major fire in 1904. A gymnasium for the firefighters was constructed next to the fire station in 1908. Tonopah still suffered three major fires after its fire station was built, including a 1920 fire which damaged the station itself; the building was subsequently restored to its original condition. [2]

The firehouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 20, 1982. [1]

The Water Company of Tonopah Building is adjacent.

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. "Tonopah Volunteer Firehouse and Gymnasium". Nye County Historic Property Survey. September 1980.