Toodyay Fire Station

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Toodyay Fire Station
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Toodyay Fire Station
General information
Architectural styleInter-war Classical-Art Deco influences
Address105-107 Stirling Terrace
Town or cityToodyay
Completed1939
Design and construction
ArchitectKen Duncan
TypeState Registered Place
Designated5 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, [1] 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. [2]

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. [1]

The fire station services were relocated to a new building in 2002. [3]

The Toodyay Fire Station is now used as an art gallery. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Our Heritage Places – Toodyay Fire Station". State Heritage Office. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  2. Hocking Planning & Architecture (2012), Municipal Inventory and Heritage List (PDF), Shire of Toodyay, pp. 316–317, retrieved 12 April 2018
  3. "Wheatbelt gets budget boost". Government of Western Australia. 4 September 2013. Archived from the original on 13 February 2002. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. "Sommerville Gallery". Toodyay Visitor Centre. Retrieved 22 July 2014.