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Vancouver Now & Then: The West End's Fire Hall No. 6 in 1908 and 2020

Here's a look at the history of Vancouver's Fire Hall 6. This 1907 building at 1001 Nicola St was the first purpose-built fire hall in North America for motorized trucks. Very few buildings in Vancouver have survived as long as this one.
Fire Hall Number 6
The West End's Fire Hall 6, as seen in 1908 and 2020.

Here's a look at the history of Vancouver's Fire Hall 6. 

This 1907 building at 1001 Nicola St was the first purpose-built fire hall in North America for motorized trucks.

Very few buildings in Vancouver have survived as long as this one. And it is still an operating fire hall in the West End.

Firehall Number 6
The West End's Fire Hall 6, as seen in 1908 and 2020. John Bentley/Vancouver Now & Then

John Bentley is an architectural photographer who has photographed the inside and outside of thousands of buildings around Vancouver. Using images from the Vancouver Archives he offers a glimpse of the past and present on his site Vancouver Now & Then

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