Saturday, December 17, 2016

Fire Hall

Today I'm starting off a Christmas series that will carry me through past Christmas itself.

This former fire hall, dating back to the 1920s, can be found in Old Ottawa South. These days it has been converted to a community centre. You might see the cross atop Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church in the background. The community centre was hosting a Christmas artisan fair early this month.


  1. A beautiful building put to good use. Everyone is busy helping out.

  2. I like it when they repurpose a building.

  3. snowy rooftops ... very picture perfect!! smiling through it all. happy weekend, William. ( ;

  4. It looks like a nice place for a Christmas fair.

  5. I like the vintage sign in the old firehouse, William. A fine series. Looking forward to where we go next :)

  6. It's great that old building like that can be repurposed to serve the community in which they're located. Nice set of photos, William!

  7. A good reuse of a high quality building.We turned the fire hall into an excellent main library addition.

  8. What a great reuse of this building.

  9. My surname is White, but that will not help I guess with the chance for a White Christmas here in Stavanger this year.) Always nice to visit some Christmas markets this time of year. Enjoy the season!

  10. Christmas fairs are always fun to go to.

  11. It is goods when older buildings get a new life rather than be destroyed. It's why we enjoy living in a former mill that has been converted to apts.

  12. @Nancy: it is a very good use of the building.

    @Marianne: they certainly are!

    @Janey: so do I.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Marleen: it is, and it's a busy spot through the week.

    @Cloudia: I've photographed a lot of Christmas stuff- I just have a couple of locations left to photograph, but a good deal of it has to be organized into blogs by the end of this week.

    @Lowell: thanks!

    @Red: also a good use.

    @Sharon: that it is.

    @Linda: me too.

    @Gunn: we've pretty much got a guaranteed White Christmas.

    @Bill: they are!

    @RedPat: me too.

    @Beatrice: that's a good conversion.

  13. Sad that the worshippers had to relocate but glad the artists are coming out.

    1. Oh, the church is quite active. The two buildings are neighbours.

  14. That fire station sign is really beautiful, so ornate. And a nice Christmas fair!

  15. A Christmas fair--I haven't seen anything like that in years!