301 S Magnolia Ave ,
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19?? 2012

19?? 2012


According to Tampa’s Bravest, Fire Station #3 was built in 1911 and was in service until 1985, when a new Station #3 was built 1 mile away. This former station sat empty for 10 years until someone purchased it from the city and renovated it for use as a private home.

The building is currently for sale for $1,350,000.

Thanks Mary Anna Murphy of MAM Exhibit Design for scanning this photo for me!

Photo Credits

Historic photograph Courtesy of the Tampa Firefighters Museum and Mary Anna Murphy

Modern photograph by Bryan Weinstein

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  1. Francine says:

    Beautiful! If I only had a few million.

  2. Bryan says:

    Perhaps, one day you can expand your yoga studio to this building!

  3. Bruce Redden says:

    Old Fire Station #3 was decommissioned in 1985 by the City of Tampa.

    Soon after it was purchased by a German developer who did nothing with the property for approximately five years. In 1991 a private citizen, Bruce Redden, acquired the building to renovate into a private residence.

    Bruce Redden engaged the City of Tampa in a legal fight to push back on the mis-spent energies of the City Attorneys office.  The Tampa Tribune  wrote an editorial critiquing the City Attorney’s effort.  (Article attached below)

    During the time Bruce Redden owned the Fire Station it was a private residence.  Mr. Redden enjoyed living in Hyde Park with his great neighbors.

    With close proximity to Bayshore Boulevard, the Fire Station hosted Gasparilla Parade parties each year.

    Bruce Redden owned Fire Station  #3, till 1998 when the building was sold to another private owner, Bruce Berg.

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