Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fire Station No. 16, Old: 1947, New: 2009

Old Fire Station No. 16, 1401 North Lewis Avenue, 1947

New Fire Station No. 16, 2412 North Harvard Avenue, 2009

One of Tulsa's oldest fire stations has been replaced with a modern building that uses the latest concepts in fire station design. The $2.75 million station at 2412 N. Harvard Ave. houses Station 16, which previously operated out of an aging building at 1401 N. Lewis Ave. Equipped with a cavernous garage, stainless steel kitchen and dozens of other upgrades, the 11,830-square-foot station opened July 13. At the old station, firefighters squeezed into a cramped building that was built in 1948.

Quoted from an article by Matt Barnard, Tulsa World, Jul. 22, 2009, in the Fire Department Network News.


  1. Out with old, in with the new I guess. The new station looks pretty nice and I'm sure works better for the firemen than the old.

  2. Grew up visiting my granddad at the old #16 on North Lewis. Many great memories. Would walk by there on my way home from school.