Boulder Usonian fire stations
Two Usonian-style fire stations from Boulder. This first one is Boulder Fire Station #2,
designed 1958 by Hobart Wagener, a prolific Boulder modernist architect who designed
(For a great overview of Hobart Wagener, visit the site Boulder Modern House).
Both stations have tall central garages flanked by offices/sleeping quarters on the sides.
In Boulder Fire Station No.2 these flanks have three gables representing the three
Flatirons of Boulder.
Boulder Fire Station #3 below was designed 1964 by Thomas Nixon & Lincoln Jones,
also in the Usonian style.
Nixon & Jones designed Boulder’s iconic Usonian-style First Christian Church whose
prominent bow greets visitors to Boulder as they drive in on 28th Avenue.
November 25th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Denver Firestation #12
Many old Denver-area firestations are being replaced these days, and sometimes the
modernist designs are underappreciated.
Denver Firestation #12 on Federal was designed 1967 by Austin Siegfried and is
one of the most unique local modernist firestation designs.
I don’t really know if it is considered more Expressionist or Formalist. What do you think?
I’d like to hear.
July 20th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
West Metro Fire/Rescue Station #8
A modest modernist firestation in Lakewood, likely from the mid-1950s.
I posted this, as it is soon to be replaced by a contemporary building. Time moves on!
January 15th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin