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1921 Fremont firehouse annex not a landmark

July 1st, 2009 by master

The Landmark Preservation Board voted 5-4 to designate Fire Station 9’s former fire signal station as a landmark, but it needed six votes to pass. This means that the building is not considered a landmark and can be demolished.

The Seattle Fire Department has plans to tear down the 1921 stucco-clad building and replace it with a new fire station. The Fremont Neighborhood Council lobbied to keep the building intact and put flyers up around the area asking neighbors to email their opinions or attend the meeting. At the meeting, board members voting for the designation cited many emails and letters received from Fremont residents. (Thanks Erik for the info.)

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Landmarks Board to consider Fremont firehouse

June 30th, 2009 by master

The Landmark Preservation Board is holding a hearing on Wednesday to determine whether Fire Station 9’s former fire signal station in Fremont should be designated a landmark.

The stucco-clad building at 3829 Linden Ave N was constructed in 1921 and was originally used for “receiving and transmitting alarms from pull boxes north of the Ship Canal to a centralized Fire Alarm Office of the Seattle Fire Department,” the Landmark Nomination document states (.pdf). Erik Pihl tells us that the Fire Department would like to demolish the current building to build a bigger fire station on its site. “Yet the building is significant,” he says, “and the only one built in Seattle to serve as a fire signal station.” You can send your opinion to the Landmarks Board coordinator Beth Chave at or you can attend tomorrow’s meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, 40th Floor, Room 4060.

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