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West Hollywood Fire House No. 7

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West Hollywood Fire Station No. 7 – Apartments

954 N. Hancock Avenue., West Hollywood, CA 90069
3 Apartments

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City of West Hollywood, Historic Preservation Commission – 2005 Historic Preservation Award Winner

The Tudor-revival building that formerly housed Fire Station No. 7 is one of the few remaining examples of small-scale, early twentieth century institutional buildings that were common in Los Angeles County.  Built in 1926 for a cost of $18,980, this particularly rare building type still remains from the early settlement of this area of West Hollywood.  The building has a steep cross-gabled roof, decorative brickwork, and woodwork representing the Tudor style.  Distinguishing features such as leaded windows, brick gate posts, hinged window screens, and original gutters and sconces abound throughout the fire station.  The fire engine garage provided a rather elongated space, accentuated by the tall vaulted ceilings.

Such a style of development for an institutional building is increasingly rare, and with the disappearance of quality Tudor buildings the fire station has become a historically important structure.  The station building meets Criteria B, Example of Distinguishing Characteristics, set forth in the City of West Hollywood’s Zoning Ordinance Section 19.58.050.  Based upon the criteria of the zoning ordinance, the building was identified as a cultural resource in a mid-1980’s survey prepared by the City. 

The neighborhood surrounding the fire station had been predominantly single family residential in the past.  The fire station reflected the scale and appearance of the Craftsman Bungalow homes that surrounded it.  Over time, multifamily development began to occur.  The adaptive reuse of the structure follows suit by preserving the cultural resource while creating multiple affordable housing units.

Fire Station No. 7 was granted a Cultural Resource Designation by the City of West Hollywood on November 17th, 2003.