08/03/13 123 W, 2 I - + 3 - 3 Street Siren in St. Paul

Reporting from the road (again). Seen at this historic (and still active) fire station in St. Paul, MN, it's a small siren mounted between the bay days. Station 20 on West University Drive. Built 1920. Don't know if it's still operational. Originally installed (as it's been explained to me) to warn vehicles and probably pedestrians of the outgoing apparatus. I've seen these somewhere else. Maybe in Milwaukee? Maybe in Minneapolis. Memo to self, check my photo galleries. What street-side warning devices have you seen before? Will have shots of all historic and former firehouses in the twin city at a later date. Over twenty such structures!


That’s exactly what they were used for, especially if the station was right in front of a busy street or sidewalk. The village of Hatteras had a setup like this across the street from their station in the traffic median, but it was removed in the early 2000’s
Jason (Email) (Web Site) - 10/09/13 - 16:57

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