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Station on the move: Former firehouse heads to new location for a new life

In the middle of the night, the 1950s-era structure was moved to a new site, where it will become a production studio

Here’s a retiree that plans to keep busy.

During the late hours of Oct. 5, a major piece of the former Fire Station No. 15 building took to the streets, moving from its previous location on the USC Village site to its new home a few blocks away. The fire station, now next to the next to the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, will be repurposed into a production studio.

Under the USC Village master plan, the university agreed to preserve and relocate the 1950s-era firehouse, and build a new one to serve the West Adams neighborhood. The moved portion represents about a third of the entire building; the remainder will be demolished to make room for a pedestrian walkway.

Firefighters moved into the new station — at the corner of Hoover Street and 30th Street — several weeks ago. The facility’s grand opening festivities will be at 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

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