Central Fire Station / No. 5 Police Station - Wellington & Queen's Road [????- ]

Submitted by annelisec on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:28
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Moddessy writes:

The Fire Station and No. 5 Police Station were co-located at the junction of Wellington St and Queen's Road Central, sometimes referred to as the "Crossroads".

1903 Fire on Queen's Road Central. I think the building in the centre is the No. 5 Police Station.


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Some notes from Offbeat, issue #780:

No. 5 Police Station, in use from 1857, was located at the junction of Wellington Street and Queen's Road Central. It later became the Chief Fire Station of the Fire Brigade and its quarters until the former Central Fire Station in Des Voeux Road Central was inaugurated in late 1921.

Though it is still marked as "No. 5 Police Sta." on this 1924 street-map.

Hi David,

It's on the 1924 map because the new Fire Station on Des Voeux Rd opened in 1926, not 1921. Much as I hate to quibble with the Off Beat writer, all-important primary sources put the opening as 1926. I posted something about this a while ago a few posts down here.