7877 Herschel Avenue
Harold Abrams, 1936 / Trip Bennett III, 2015

Fire Station Engine Company 13 began life as much more than a fire station. Simultaneously, it also housed La Jolla’s first city hall, a police station, a hospital room, and the water department until 1976. The City of San Diego Historical Landmark was designed in the Spanish-Mission Revival style for the Works Progress Administration. The building remained unused for about a decade until the YMCA leased it from the City in the 1980s. The most recent renovation restored the firehouse’s exterior and added modern metallic finishes that contrast with the historical building’s façade.