Wasagaming, Canada - Fire Hall

The Fire Hall (GPS 50.656511,-99.96983) was constructed in 1935. It is one of many heritage log buildings in Riding Mountain National Park constructed in the 1930s. Most of them, however, were built in the resort town Wasagaming located on the shore of Clear Lake. They were not considered to be heritage buildings until the 1980s, therefore they were sometimes heavily modified. The Fire Hall restoration was conducted by the Regional Restoration Workshop in three stages. First, a modern siren was removed from the top of the tower roof and the roof top (including the finial) was reconstructed to the original configuration. At the same time, the tower exterior and the interior were restored. During the second stage, the interior space, doors and windows were restored. Missing overhead garage doors and one window were recreated based on old photographs. The roof and the ceiling were restored in the third stage of the project.

Wasagaming Fire Hall. Condition after restoration of the tower and before restoration of doors and windows. The inset shows the spire condition before restoration. (Photo by B. LUCKI)

Wasagaming Fire Hall. Condition after reconstruction of the overhead doors. (Photo by B. LUCKI)

Wasagaming Fire Hall. Condition after restoration of the entire building. (Photo by B. LUCKI)

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THIRD STAGE