St. Paul, MN former Station 19(b) was constructed at 1578 Highland Pkwy (formerly Otto) at s.e. cor. Snelling.
The station replaced the former Station 19(a) that was located at 745-747 Conway at NW corner Maple.
The 'new' station included several unique features not duplicated at any other St. Paul fire statipn.
These included a clay tile roof, and vertical bi-fold apparatus doors. The bi-fold doors used on
almost all Minneapolis fire stations, were only found here on St. Paul's Station 19(b), and never
appeared again on any St. Paul station. The station was in service until 1958, when it would be
replaced by Station 19(c) located at 2530 Edgecumbe at s.e. cor. St. Paul Ave. Station 19 (b) was
a small station housing a single engine company. It was built into a hill on property belonging
to the St. Paul Water Department, on one of the highest elevations in the city. The stations location
is still a very desireable one. The former station still exists today. #fire_station #historic_fire_station