Hostels and Backpackers - East Fremantle, WA
Our hostel caters for international backpackers, particularly those looking to work in Freo.
Fremantle Fire Station, in Fremantle, Western Australia, was the second fire station built for the Fremantle Fire Brigade and was opened in 1909. It was designed by architectural firm Cavanagh and Cavanagh and constructed by J. Lake.
The fire station was designed to house four horse-drawn vehicles, including the district's ambulance, which was also operated by the fire brigade. During World War II the building was taken over by the US military for use as Marine quarters.
In the early 1970s the accommodation at the fire station was inadequate and the Fire Brigade Board wanted to demolish the building, to allow the building of a larger station suitable for vehicles. This proposal was met with opposition from The Fremantle Society and the Fremantle Council. Eventually the Fire Brigade built a new building on railway land next door, and in 1977 the building was vested in the City of Fremantle.
The building is listed on the Register of the National Estate..
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