Magnolia Fire Station Number 41 on 34th Ave West is currently undergoing a major remodel. It is one of eleven fire station construction projects funded by the $167 million 2003 Fire Levy aimed at modernizing Seattle’s fire stations.
During construction the engine company at the station is temporarily operating from behind the old Magnolia School on 28th Ave West. There is a large white tent for the firetruck. The firefighters are living and responding from this location.
Fire Station 41 is undergoing a seismic upgrade, renovation, and an addition. The project includes remodeling the station to accommodate apparatus support (decontamination and bunker gear storage) and bringing the station up to current safety standards. An addition for sleeping quarters will be added to the back of the station.
Station No. 41 was built in 1934. In 2005, the station received landmark designation from the Seattle Landmarks Board. It is unique because it was designed and built under the Civil Works Administration (CWA), a Depression-era federal relief program. The Magnolia Fire Station is one of Seattle’s three art deco style fire stations. The remodel will maintain the general look of the station.