Irving’s original fire station — known for its red bay doors — will be demolished to clear the way for a new, more modern station.
The station, known as “Old Central,” served as a functioning fire station from 1932 to 1985.
Over the years, it also served as Irving’s first City Hall, the Dallas County-Irving water district office, a city jail, a courtroom, a health clinic, a book depot and office space for the Irving Fire and Police Museum Foundation.
But with advances in technology and fire equipment, the city said in a press release the building can no longer serve as a modern-day fire station.
In its place, Irving plans to build a $6.9 million new station, which would serve the downtown Heritage District by 2024.
Residents are invited to a public meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St., to check out proposed designs and provide feedback.
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