News article outlines project launch

Holding onto History

Excellent news article by Steve Henschel of Niagara This Week covers signing of lease to Welland’s Central Fire Station between the City of Welland and the non-profit Central Station Education Initiative. The group plans to set up a heritage display on the first floor and part of the second while leasing out second and third floors to provide income. See full article at https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/8734018-history-saved-as-central-firehall-lease-approved/

 

 

 

 

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Help us Restore and Preserve The Landmark Central Fire Hall

An exceptional expression of Canadian Architecture and Fire Fighting History built in 1920  in the Edwardian Classical Style with a basilica plan unique among 20th century Canadian fire halls.  Designed by French Canadian architect Walter W. LaChance.  Inside, the original equipment and furniture from the 1920’s -1960’s will be restored for public display.   Upper floors will be a multi use centre supporting the project.  We’re counting on your support!  Look for the link to our Go Fund Me page coming soon.

Central Fire Hall historic