Fire Station #54 opened its doors to the community on Saturday, September 9, to the sounds of the Crenshaw Cougar Youth Cheerleaders, the scent of food wafting over from the Crenshaw Farmers Market, and music.
Council President Pro Tempore Marqueece Harris-Dawson hosted an open house for Fire Station #54, citing renovations to the space after a long hiatus. He told the crowd, “Today we dedicate this space for our community. It belongs to the whole community–and I encourage everyone to make use of it.”
Neighbors and friends could tour the new space and see the renovations, which included fresh paint, asbestos removal, updated flooring, and brand new restrooms. The building is now ready for art and music programming, Neighborhood Council meetings, work development and training events, and more.
Several community members, including Los Angeles Community Church Pastor Robert Marshall, Community Build President Dr. Robert Sausedo, Los Angeles Postmaster Jeremie Six, and Park Mesa Heights Community Council KiMarie Johnson-Roussell joined Councilmember Harris-Dawson for the open house.
To learn more about Fire Station #54 and how to schedule an event, contact Community Build Inc. at [email protected] or (323) 290-6560.