Porterville (CA) Fire Station Gets Art Deco Renovation

Courtesy of Fire Department Facebook

The Porterville Fire Station is embracing its nearly century-old roots with an art deco renovation, reports Visalia Times Delta.

The fire department posted to Facebook, “PFD coordinated with the Community Development and Engineering Departments about repainting the facility while meeting the Downtown Design Guidelines adopted in 2010. We brainstormed about a color scheme that would nod to the historic Art Deco architectural style of the 1936 Fire Station, integrate red engine bay doors that are a tradition in the fire service, and also pair well with the new branding of the Porterville Fire Department – specifically the red and silver engines purchased over the last three years. The result was a two toned grey façade to highlight key architectural features while mimicking the grey and silver tones on the new engines, and a brick-ish red tone for the doors that could have been found in early Porterville brickwork and barns. Black paint on all the ironwork and trim resulted in a fresh take on a modern structure that not only complies with the Downtown Design Guidelines, but really details the historic architecture of one of the oldest fire stations in the Central Valley.”

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