Engine Company No. 39


One of the great historic buildings of Los Angeles, Fire Station No. 39 (14415 Sylvan Street Van Nuys, California 91401) was built in 1939 by the WPA. A few years ago, destructionists in Van Nuys, lead by Councilman Cardenas, proposed that the old fire station with its narrow garage, unsuited for modern wide equipment, be…

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 By Catherine Saillant October 27, 2009 Station 39 is cramped and outdated.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…