The New Fire Station


Long fought, both for and against, a new No. 39 fire station is nearing completion at 14615 Oxnard at Vesper, west of Van Nuys Boulevard. It replaces a smaller, historic one on Sylvan Street across from the Valley Municipal Building. The older one is from the 1930s, and was a fine looking structure in the Art…

LA TIMES: A burning desire to save Van Nuys’ Station 39


Photo Credit: http://www.you-are-here.com/building/fire_department.html A burning desire to save Van Nuys' Station 39 Los Angeles' oldest operating fire station is outmoded for today's equipment and needs, officials say. Its fans seek to rescue the classy, Depression-era building. By Catherine Saillant October 27, 2009 Station 39 is cramped and outdated. It's a tight squeeze getting the trucks…

Destroying an Architectural Gem in Van Nuys.


At a MODCOM meeting last night, I learned that an Art Deco architectural gem in Van Nuys may be destroyed. Engine Company No. 39 was built in 1939 and has all the dignity, solidity and beauty of governmental buildings from that era. It sits just across the street from the Valley Municipal Building and is…