On April 12, 1901, the City of San Francisco transferred to the Fire Department a corner of the former House of Refuge Lot at Ocean Avenue and San Jose Avenue for a new firehouse.
The station was built to serve the growing Outer Mission and Ingleside neighborhoods, and did so for fifty years before being replaced by new station #15 at Ocean and Phelan Avenues.
The San Francisco Examiner noted the passing of the old station in 1957 as a "relic of days gone by" and reported it was under construction during the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Today, the firehouse site is a small empty area behind the backstop of a Balboa Park baseball diamond.
Thanks to Mark Adams for getting the photo from eBay and allowing us to republish it here.
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