Building Description: Building Description: Fire station No.4 is built in a trapezoidal shape of cinderblock white glazed and red unglazed brick and glass. The building is divided into five basic areas– garage, kitchen, lounge, sleeping area and the hose-drying tower. The hose-drying tower provides a focal point in contrast to an otherwise low, utilitarian building. Robert Ventura explained that the firm “worked hard to make Fire Station No.4 look like a fire station. We consciously made this inherently civic but modest building not heroic and original; we made it ordinary conventional, familial representing perhaps how a child would think of it.” Referencing the popularity of the modernism Ventura said the most architects of the time would have designed a building the would have been “monumental more then civic; its relation to its setting especially that of a small town would look to b one of bold contrast the house around it probably looking meek.” “We used conventional elements at once functional – it is a garage for trucks plus a barracks – and we weren’t afraid of brick and colored brick whose pattern aesthetically affected the perception of the final form of the building.