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Peevy's Polar Pipeline architecure

A while ago we wrote about the story behind Peevy's Polar Pipeline, but the building itself has a completely different background to it.  Like so many other buildings in Disney's Hollywood Studios, there's a real life building in the Los Angeles area that Disney Imagineers based their structure on.

Peevy's Polar Pipeline is based on Fire Station No. 1 located at 2230 Pasadena Avenue.  The fire station opened on March 6, 1941 and was designed by the Public Works Administration. The firestation is a great example of Streamline Moderne architecture (just like the entrance to Disney's Hollywood Studios).

Fire Station No 1 in 1941

Fire Station No 1 today

The firestation became an historic-cultural monument in Lincoln Heights on July 7, 1976.

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