No.1 (B) – 420 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Belmont

Station Designation: Station No. 1 (B)
Address/Cross Street: 420 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (W. Federal St), Youngstown, Ohio 44502 (Between Belmont Ave and 5th Ave)
Architect: Arsene Rousseau
Builder: Marinelli
Construction Began: March 31, 1955
Construction End
Date Opened: March 1, 1956
Date Closed: n/a
Number of Bays: 4
Apparatus Stationed: Engine 1, Ladder 22, Squad 33, Car 31/Battalion 1
Link to Auditors Information [Part I]  [Part 2]

Additional Information:
Station 1 is the main city fire station. It is located in the heart of Downtown Youngstown. Station 1 is home to the Fire Chief’s office, Training, Shop, and Fire Prevention and Inspection. Opened on March 1, 1956, this station marked the return of a downtown fire station. The city’s center had been covered by outlying stations since the early 1930’s, when the original downtown station closed. Station 1 was designed by architect Arsene Rousseau and modeled after a station in Toledo, Ohio.

 

Architect's rendition of Station 1 (B). Youngstown Vindicator. September 1, 1954.
Architect’s rendition of Station 1 (B). Youngstown Vindicator. September 1, 1954.

 

Station 1 (B) Construction. Youngstown Vindicator. September 14, 1955.
Station 1 (B) Construction. Youngstown Vindicator. September 14, 1955.

 

Station 1 (B) Construction. January 1, 1956.
Station 1 (B) Construction. January 1, 1956.

 

Inside Station Photos

 

1 Comment

  1. great web site and great pictures. keep up the hard, dangerous work! We are all proud of your service. Thank you!

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