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Points of Interest in Esmeralda County

Goldfield Fire Station No. 1 Goldfield Fire Station No. 1 and County Courthouse
22 February 2007
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Goldfield Fire Station No. 1
Corner of Euclid and Elliot
Built 1908

The Goldfield Fire Station is significant for its associations with the history of the volunteer fire department and development of public facilities in Goldfield during the boom years. It is also noteworthy as the best example of random ashlar stone construction in Goldfield.

The Goldfield Volunteer Fire Department was organized in July 1904 and was housed in a small frame building on Crook Avenue between Columbia and Fifth Avenue. With the rapid development of the town between 1905 and 1907, the fire department soon outgrew its quarters and its poor location decreased the effectiveness of the firefighters to respond when needed.

The Goldfield Fire Station contributes to the Goldfield Historic District.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination for the Goldfield Historic District submitted in 1982.

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