The city of Berkley is taking the first steps toward renovating its historic Fire Hall now that it has hired Stephen Auger + Associates Architects to perform a feasibility study.
It will focus on improvements for the 10,000-square-foot neo-classical building, such as bringing it up to code, making it more accessible, and preserving the historic elements. The study will be done by this fall and the city is expected to make a decision on what, if any, work it will do by November.
“Right now we’re just in the study phase,” says Chris Aller, principal of Lake Orion-based Stephen Auger + Associates Architects.
The 2-story Fire Hall was built in 1928 and originally served as a fire department station. Its exterior is made up of brick and limestone. It was added to Michigan’s list of historic places in 1988. Today, it serves as home to offices for the Berkley Historic Museum and storage for the city.
Source: Chris Aller, principal of Stephen Auger + Associates Architects
Writer: Jon Zemke