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

Here’s a look at the history of Fire Hall 6 in Vancouver. This 1907 building on Nicola St 1001 was the first purpose-built firehouse in North America for motorized trucks. Few buildings in Vancouver have survived as long as this one.

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.

Few buildings in Vancouver have survived as long as this one. And it’s still a working West End fire station.

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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 interior and exterior of thousands of buildings around Vancouver. Using images from the Vancouver Archives, he provides a glimpse into the past and present on his Vancouver Now & Then site.

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