The Beach Street Fire Station (GPS: 5.41519, 100.33955), also known as the Central Fire Station, is the main fire station for George Town. It is located at the junction of Beach Street with Chulia Street Ghaut. The three-storey building was erected in 1908, at the same time as another fire station along Penang Road, not demolished, when the fire departmenwas established.
Another view of the Beach St. Fire Station (19 March, 2010)
The Beach Street Fire Station was designed with a Classical-style façade raised above the rusticated ground floor columns. Double storey pilasters are featured on the faç facing the streets.
Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Beach Street Fire Station is its four-storey tower. It is designed in a blend of Mughal style fused with Edwardian influences.
Beach Street Fire Station, Chulia Street façade (19 February, 2005)
From the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal, take the pedestrian bridge to cross Weld Quay. Walk south along Weld Quay until you reach the junction with Chulia Street Ghaut. Turn right, walk along Chulia Street Ghaut until the junction with Beach Street, and you will find the Beach Street Fire Station on your left.
Beach Street Fire Station, Beach Street façade (4 July, 2004)
Beach Street Fire Station, Chulia Street façade (27 November, 2004)
Beach Street Fire Station, with fire engine (20 March, 2004)
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