Some facts about Walterdale Playhouse’s current location:
- Built in 1910, replacing a smaller building, Strathcona No. 1 Fire Hall was re-numbered Edmonton No. 6 Fire Hall when Edmonton and Strathcona amalgamated in 1912.
- The is the only pre-World War I fire hall in Edmonton to retain its historical exterior.
- The building served as a fire hall until 1954; from then until 1974, it was used as a furniture warehouse.
- The bell tower houses the Strathcona “Tower Bell”. It is topped by an octagonal belfry, covered by an octagonal room — the cupola.
- The tower was used to dry hoses (hanging them up) after use.
- The stable (now set building workshop) was designed to house nine horses.
- The theatre auditorium seats 145.
- The second floor houses wardrobe storage and construction rooms, a rehearsal hall, dressing and green room, and an office. There is also access to the control booth.
- The building was designated a Provincial Historic Resource on September 13, 2007, and designated a Municipal Historic Resource on September 27, 2011.