Boise’s Central Fire Station

Pencil up

Completed inking

The Boise Central Fire Station was finished and occupied in 1903.  It was the first fire station in Boise to house full time paid fireman in the city.

This brick structure has been described as Romanesque due to the tower, the semi-circular windows, and the symetrical patterning.  The corbelling on the tower and above the second floor add a lot of visual interest.  I don’t normally like awnings, but they do dress up the windows here.  Watercolors will be a lovely orange/red color for the brick and the awnings a darker accent.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D.
    Apr 28, 2018 @ 09:50:50

    Beautiful drawings! I don’t know how much of a market there is still, but I wonder if your linework buildings wouldn’t sell in a coloring book type thing?

    In any case, even though sometimes it feels like ages since the last time i stopped by, I am always happy to see your wonderful buildings and so glad you’re still posting! 🙂


    • ruthsartwork
      Apr 29, 2018 @ 09:17:53

      Thanks, Cindy. I admit to posting less, but still try to once a week. I have enjoyed the blogging community and miss those who have dropped out in the last few years.

      I have enjoyed discovering Boise since my son and his family moved there. The old town area is quite interesting. I have given the coloring book idea some thought before. Some sellers on etsy do it as a download. I probably should consider it again.


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