The old Fire Station

1920, chemin du Village

Atelier Art et Culture

We're standing in front of 1920 Chemin du Village, now occupied by the Atelier culturel. Step inside and admire the works of your fellow citizens and local artists.

Photo : Atelier Art et Culture.

Source : Société d’histoire de Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, Tom Silletta photographer.

The first fire station

The boom in real estate development in the village of Saint-Adolphe prompted the municipality to pass a resolution on December 30, 1946, to equip itself with the necessary fire-fighting equipment. 

After acquiring a plot of land, the construction of the building was entrusted to Gratton & Frères. The cost was $5,900. The new garage was used to store the fire engine, pumps and other accessories. To minimize the risk of fire spreading, a series of protective measures for citizens are voted by the Town Council.

The municipality, which had been negotiating with Gatineau Power since 1929 to obtain the power to supply electricity, signs its first agreement in 1947. This agreement enabled the pumps to be operated.

Photo : The fire station with its hose-drying tower, 1947.

Source : Société d’histoire de Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard.

The old Fire Station

Photo : The old Fire Station, date unknown.

Source : Municipalité de Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard.

Art et Culture Saint-Adolphe moves in

In 2016, the municipality acquired a brand new, larger and more modern fire station, located at 1680 chemin du Village. Art et Culture Saint-Adolphe, which had been looking for a permanent home, moved into the former fire station.

Photo : The fire station with its stone wall, 2017.

Source : Christiane Brault, photographer.        

Extract of
Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard Heritage Circuit

Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard Heritage Circuit image circuit

Presented by : Municipalité de Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard
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