Watch for the ‘For Sale’ sign soon at West Seattle’s ex-Fire Station 37

September 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | In West Seattle history, West Seattle online | 11 Comments

(2010 photo of ex-Fire Station 37, at 35th/Othello)
It’s likely to be a quick, routine vote of approval, but nonetheless, it should be noted that the authorization to sell historic former Fire Station 37 is on the agenda tomorrow during the City Council‘s afternoon meeting. Here’s the full version of what they’ll be voting on. The new Station 37, a few blocks south of the old one, opened last fall; the city had been taking comments on the old station’s future since last summer, and concluded it’s most likely to become a “private residence.” Ex-FS 37 was built in 1925.


  1. Oh how I’d love to turn that wonderful little building into a private home. I hope that’s exactly what someone does!

    Comment by Jasperblu — 3:57 pm September 5, 2011 #

  2. Would be great to keep it as is and turn it into a private home. How fun to live in an old Fire House…It already has a 2 car garage :)

    Comment by S — 5:16 pm September 5, 2011 #

  3. Would not surprise me if the city buys the property (well over appraised value) and turns it into a homeless shelter.

    Comment by Recall McGinn — 7:35 pm September 5, 2011 #

  4. A private ‘haunted’ residence from what I remember reading about it on the blog. Buyer beware you will be ‘sharing’ the space!

    Comment by firedownbelow — 8:00 pm September 5, 2011 #

  5. I’ll miss it. If it goes private residence they will likely build a fence and plant trees and shrubs thus obstructing being able to see it.

    Comment by dsa — 1:15 am September 6, 2011 #

  6. What’s the point of buying an old fire house that doesn’t have a fire pole?

    Comment by capo — 9:02 am September 6, 2011 #

  7. Can we call it a “fire sale”? :)

    Comment by onceachef — 9:27 am September 6, 2011 #

  8. my curiosity is peaked(sp?)…more about the ghost of 37 please.
    and who wouldn’t want to live in an old firehouse, just for fun!

    Comment by shfy 1 — 10:36 am September 6, 2011 #

  9. The end of this story done for us by a student journalist on assignment a couple years back is the only thing we have:
    (I have to remember to link that story more often – since it also has a video tour inside the building – check it out!) – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:00 am September 6, 2011 #

  10. i think it would make a great eatery/pub (they could serve five alarm chili). here’s hoping it stays intact and available to the public in some manner.

    Comment by B-squared — 12:11 pm September 6, 2011 #

  11. McMenamins!

    Comment by Gabriel — 10:32 pm September 6, 2011 #

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