The Tainan City Fire Bureau Second Division (traditional Chinese: 台南市消防隊第二分隊; simplified Chinese: 台南市消防队第二分队; pinyin: Táinán Shì Xiāofáng Duì Dìèr Fēnduì) is a fire station in West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan.
|Tainan City Fire Bureau Second Division|
|Location||West Central, Tainan, Taiwan|
|Coordinates||22°59′33.3″N 120°12′15.4″E / 22.992583°N 120.204278°ECoordinates: 22°59′33.3″N 120°12′15.4″E / 22.992583°N 120.204278°E|
|Client||National Fire Agency|
The fire station building dates back to the time of Taiwan under Japanese rule. A fire lookout tower was built in 1930, as the tallest structure in Tainan city center at that time. Two wings were added in 1937-38, and the building was then renamed Tainan He Tong Building (Chinese: 台南合同廳舍), meaning Tainan Joint Government Offices: one wing housed the police headquarters and a kōban, while the other wing was (and still is) a fire station, with the oldest surviving fireman's pole in Taiwan. Since its inception, the building has undergone three renovations. The building was declared a historical monument in 1998.
The fire station building is an example of Japanese-Western Eclectic Architecture, consisting of a three-stories structure, with the fire lookout tower standing up to seven stories high.
The building is accessible within walking distance southwest of Tainan Station of Taiwan Railways.
- ^ "Tainan City Fire Bureau Second Division (Former Tainan He Tong Building)(台南市消防隊第二分隊(原台南合同廳舍))". Travel Tainan. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
- ^ a b "原台南合同廳舍明年7月修復完成 將成消防史料館" (in Chinese). China Times. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2018.