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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Central Fire Station

1516 Bonanza St.

 

— 1926 —

 
Central Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Central Fire Station Marker
Inscription.  Costing $3,000 to build, the two-story Central Fire Station was the first and "hub" station in the County's newly formed Central Fire Protection District. The station's pumper engine cost $7,000. The first fire chief was Raymond Spencer, son of Harry Spencer, the town's first mayor.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 155.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 37° 53.994′ N, 122° 3.7′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Bonanza Street near Commercial Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1518 Bonanza Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mauzy Plumbing (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitty Milk Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence Garage
Central Fire Station Marker (derail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Central Fire Station Marker (derail)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Leech House & Medical Clinic (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Creek Meat Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Nut Bowl Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Additional keywords. firehouse
 
The former Central Fire Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. The former Central Fire Station and Marker
Central Fire Station plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
4. Central Fire Station plaque
Fire Station
of the
Walnut Creek Volunteer Fire
Department
part of the
Central Fire Protection District
1926 to 1965
Walnut Creek Historical Society
Dedicated 1989
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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