Hidden Treasure: The LAFD Musem in San Pedro

Sunday, June 10, 2007 |

From our friends at That's Crispy...

"In the heart of the harbor district of Los Angeles, also known as San Pedro, is an historic gem - Old Fire Station 36. It takes up much of the first floor of the San Pedro City Hall, a building that has held a commanding view over Harbor Boulevard for nearly 100 years.

Old Fire Station 36 isn't a fire station any more, but it is the site of the newest museum in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society recently held a ribbon cutting to open the new museum which boasts one of the orginal fire engines that responded to alarms out of this old station - a 1928 Seagrave. Also on display, old diving suits from before the days of scuba gear, exhibits highlighting some of spectacular fires the LAFD fought in the harbor, and artifacts of shipboard firefighting throughout the history of the fire service."

Kindly take a moment to watch this video:

...and plan on bringing your friends and family to visit the Museum at Old Fire Station 36 any Saturday from 9:00AM - 3:00PM.

Los Angeles Harbor Fire Museum
Old Fire Station 36
630 Beacon Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

The museum is operated by the non-profit Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society (LAFDHS), which also maintains the popular LAFD Museum and Memorial in Hollywood.

For information about visiting, supporting or volunteering at either site, call (323)464-2727 or click:


Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


D. Barrett said...

Brian -

Please note that while www.lafdhs.com will work fine, we'd like visitors to use the following URL when visiting the museum website:


Note that the website will be significantly updated in the very near future.


LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Mr. Barrett,

Thanks for the note, which is exactly the reason we have this comment system.

The changes you kindly suggested have been made in the posting above, and we look forward to the updates to come at:


Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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