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Central Fire Station - Rangoon

Sule Pagoda Road, Rangoon.

Designed by United Engineers Limited, this is a great example of decorative Edwardian architecture adapted for a functional public building. The watchtower is a particularly fine example and it would allow the lookout a panaramic view over the flat city. The building's full name "Rangoon Municipality Central Fire Station" was previously seen above the four central doorways. It remains in use to this day.

 

An extraordinary photo of this building from 1945 by American war photographer Glenn S Hensley can be found at the website of the Digital South Asia Library, or DSAL, a project affiliated with the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago at

dsal.uchicago.edu/images/hensley/large.html?id=r020

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Taken on February 18, 2006