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Kwame Building Group wraps construction of firehouse in Missouri

Construction is complete on the new $3 million Firehouse #1 at Vernon and Westgate Avenues in University City, Mo. Kwame Building Group was construction project manager and Archimages was the architect.

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Construction is complete on the new $3 million Firehouse #1 at Vernon and Westgate Avenues in University City, Mo. Kwame Building Group was construction project manager and Archimages was the architect.

The new 17,000-square-foot two-story firehouse replaces the original Firehouse #1, which was more than 100 years old. The new facility features five fire engine bays, a training room and administrative offices on the first floor, with a workout room on the mezzanine. Living quarters on the second floor include 10 bedrooms with 30 beds, a full kitchen and an outdoor deck.

The project was funded in part by a $2.6 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Assistance to Firefighters Station Construction Grant, with the balance funded by University City.