"It says on the map "Boat Houses (Ironclad)"."
The reason for Goad's Map (Insurance Underwriting Review.) and the appearance of that building, suggests it was in itself
"Ironclad" due to the highly flammable nature of the work carried-on within and all the while, being close to a fuel area; coal/oils.
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IF only I had of questioned then, for the answers needed now . . .
And in between from 1953 to 2007, the IOF Building, which became the Metropolitan Police Headquarters (until the one on College Street was built):
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1954 photo showing the fire hall and the original Old No 4 police station. Looks nowhere near the brick example shown on Murdoch Mysteries. Old timers who worked there up to the late 1950s say it was a crap hole. A new police station was built down on Regent Street which became the first 51 Division after amalgamation.