"ON WAY OUT - A relic of days gone by, this firehouse at San Jose and Ocean Aves. will soon be abandoned. It was under construction at the time of the 1906 earthquake." - San Francisco Examiner, August 26, 1957

Ocean Avenue Firehouse

On April 12, 1901, the City of San Francisco transferred to the Fire Department a corner of the former House of Refuge Lot at Ocean Avenue and San Jose Avenue for a new firehouse.

The station was built to serve the growing Outer Mission and Ingleside neighborhoods, and did so for fifty years before being replaced by new station #15 at Ocean and Phelan Avenues.

The San Francisco Examiner noted the passing of the old station in 1957 as a "relic of days gone by" and reported it was under construction during the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Today, the firehouse site is a small empty area behind the backstop of a Balboa Park baseball diamond.

Thanks to Mark Adams for getting the photo from eBay and allowing us to republish it here.

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