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Fire Station No. 9

Historical Landmark No. 810
Fire Station No. 9


South Park Community

Historical Landmark No. 810 - Designated April 2007

Save Our Heritage Organisation Wins Neighborhood Landmark

In 2002 SOHO hired Legacy 106, Inc. to write a landmark nomination for the South Park Commercial Transit Historic District, which included Fire Station No. 9, the Rose Grocery Store, Burlingame Garage, and the Munter & Munter Gas Station. This important little commercial node served the emerging South Park community from 1913 through 1955.

The City of San Diego's Historical Resources Board is to be commended for their decision to landmark three of these important historical buildings.

South Park Commercial Center

Fire Station No. 9 is the oldest surviving fire station in San Diego. The May 30, 1912 San Diego Union had an article that reported groundbreaking for its construction:

"Among the building permits issued yesterday were two for new fire engine houses, one to be built on 30th Street, between Ivy and Juniper, in the Brooklyn Heights district, and the other on Goldfinch Street...

These buildings will be known as one-company houses, having accommodations for four men and an auto chemical engine or steamer and hose wagon. They will be built of brick and reinforced concrete and will contain six rooms. Ground will be broken for the buildings this week."

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