Fire Station No. 9

William Horace Austin

The Station’s modified English-style included a gabled roof and massive doors. Extremely popular during the 1930s, the Tudor Revival used half-timbering and white stucco. The center door is surrounded by cement plaster scored to imitate cut stone. Above the door is a cast plaster coat of arms reading, “SEMPER PARATUS” and “LBPD.” Efforts were made to integrate not only the style but the massing of the station into the surrounding neighborhood of residences. The garages open onto the rear street which has much less traffic and can accommodate an exiting fire truck in a hurry.

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Type of Art

Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative

Neighborhood

Status

Active

Commissioned By

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Accession Number

819

Address 3917 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.82967618715872, -118.18965022231733

Location Name Fire Station No. 9

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

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