Historic and Former Baltimore Firehouses

 

Click headings to sort table columns! - Created August 2009. Last edited September 16, 2013

See also Demolished Baltimore Firehouses

Retired Stations Still Standing - See More Photos by Mike Legeros

Street Address Companies Built Opened Closed Notes  
5th St. 3701 5th St. E-35, T-21 1911u 1919u 1961r

Opened 1911 as Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Company in Anne Arundel County. Annexed 1919 as city station. Opened Mar. 29, 1919 as Engine 35. Vacated 1961.u

24th St. 17 W. 24th St. Chemical 3

1881, byr

1888

1904r

Opened 1881 in rented building on 5th Street (now 24th Street) as Baltimore County FD Chemical 3. Annexed 1888 as city station. Opened as Chemical 3. Vacated 1904.r
Ann St. 251 S. Ann St. E-05, T-03 1850r 1859 1964r

Opened 1850 for Columbian Fire Company No. 9. Opened May 1, 1859 as Engine 5. Vacated in 1964. Fire department storage in 1971.r Presently Fells Point Corner Theater.

Baltimore St. 756-58 Baltimore St. E-38 1910u 1910u 1981

Opened Dec. 10, 1910 as Engine 38. Presently apartments.

Broening Hwy. 2700 Broening Highway E-48 (FB1) 1964 1965 1991

Opened Jul. 12, 1965 at Dundalk Marine Terminal as Engine 48. Vacated Dec. 14, 1991, when Fireboat 1 disbanded. Presently occupied by Maryland Port Administration. Bing Maps photo.

Calvert St. 831 N. Calvert St. T-16 1910? 1910u 1989

Opened Feb. 2, 1910 as Truck 16. Presently architectural firm.

Carey St. 43 S. Carey St. T-13 1906 1907u 2001

Opened Dec. 7, 1907 as Hook & Ladder 13.

Caroline St. 310? S. Caroline St. E-34 1910u 1910u ?

Opened Jul. 8, 1910 as Engine 34. Presently abandoned.

Chesapeake Ave. 1300? Chesapeake Ave. E-10, T-28 / AT-128 1951u 1952u 1997 Opened Feb. 26, 1952 as Engine 10. Presently houses reserve apparatus.
Eastern Ave. 2301 Eastern Ave.

E-11

1874r 1874r 1962r Opened Dec. 1, 1874 as Engine 11. Two-bay building with bell tower. Vacated 1962. Club house in 1962.
Eutaw St. 700 N. Eutaw Street E-07 1859 1860u 1991

Opened Jan. 7, 1860 as Engine 7. Steeple and bell removed in 1905. Homeless shelter.

Fort Ave. #1 1426 E. Fort Ave. E-17, T-19 1895u 1895u ?

Opened Mar. 15, 1895 as Engine 17.

Fort Ave. #2 399 E. Fort Ave. E-12, E-26 1875t 1875 ?

Opened Jan. 1, 1875 as Engine 12. Presently fire department storage and training.

Gay St. #1 14 S. Gay Street E-32, T-01 1907, 1909u 1907, 1909u 1973u

Originally separate structures. Opened Jun. 20, 1907 as Hook & Ladder 1. Opened Oct. 2, 1909 as Water Tower 2. Presently used by educational organization.

Gay St. #2 414 N. Gay Street E-06 1853 1859u 1976u

Built 1853 for Independent Fire Company. Opened Apr. 15, 1859 as Engine 6. Tower restored in 1970. Presently houses Baltimore Fire Museum and serves as Box 414 Association headquarters.

Gorsuch Ave. 1751 Gorsuch Ave. E-33 1920t 1920 2000

Opened in 1920 as Engine 33. Vacated 2000. Featured in film Ladder 49.

Guilford Ave. 1312 Guilford Ave. E-28 1906u 1906u ?

Opened Nov. 20, 1906 as Engine 28. Presently apartments.

Hanover St. 1227 S. Hanover St. T-06 1888u 1888u ?

Opened Apr. 6, 1888 as Hook & Ladder 6. Presently used by fire department.

Harford Rd. 1220 Harford Rd. E-09, E-19, T-05 1904 1905u 2000

Opened Nov. 27, 1905 as Hook & Ladder 5. Presently unoccupied.

Holabird Ave. 4700 Holabird Ave. E-50 1922   1978/79

Opened May 15, 1922 as Engine 30 at 5th Ave. and 14th St. Vacated 1978-79. Owned by state highway department. Presently vacant?

Lexington St. 210 E. Lexington St. E-04 1882r 1882u 1954r

Opened Feb. 15, 1882 as Engine 4. Vacated 1954. City credit union in 1971.r, u

Liberty Heights Ave. #1 3901 Liberty Heights Ave. T-12   1907 ?

Opened Sep. 17, 1907 as Hook & Ladder 12. Presently commercial use.

Liberty Heights Ave. #2 4721 Liberty Heights Ave. E-40 1919, by 1919u 1920 Opened ? as West Forest Park Volunteer Fire Department in community hall building. Opened Mar. 14, 1919 as Engine 40. Vacated Oct. 23, 1920, due to difficult alley access. Engine 40 relocated to Truck 12 station.
Liberty Heights Ave. #3 5200 Liberty Heights Ave. E-40 1921t 1922u 1991

Opened May 29, 1922 as Engine 40.

Linwood Ave. 1030 S. Linwood Ave. E-22, T-17 1901t   1980s

Commercial space.

Lyman Ave. 414 Lyman Ave. E-43 1892h 1919h ?

Opened 1892 as Baltimore County FD Co. 10 / Govanstown Station. Annexed and opened Jan. 1, 1919 as city station. 

McColluh St. 2130 McColluh St. E-04, E-25 1903u 1904u ?

Opened Jan. 5, 1904 as Engine 25. Commercial use (?).

North Ave. #1 401-03 North Ave. E-1, T-11 1901u 1901u ?

Opened Jul. 27, 1901 as Hook & Ladder 11 and District Engineer 3. Presently commercial use.

North Ave. #2 1601 E. North Ave. E-19 1895u 1895u ?

Opened Mar. 1, 1895 as Engine 19. Presently National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

Paca St. #1 104 N. Paca St. T-02, WT-01 1909 1910u 1973 Opened Jan. 20, 1910 as Truck 2. Vacated Aug. 28 1973. Presently houses charity.
Paca St. #2 323 N. Paca St. R-01, E-01 1908? 1908u 1973 Opened Dec. 21, 1908 as Engine 1. Vacated Aug. 13, 1973. Presently commercial use.
Patterson Park Ave. 214 1/2 Patterson Park Ave. E-24 1903t 1904u 2000

Opened Jul. 28, 1904 as Engine 24. Vacated 2000. Presently unoccupied.

Pulaski Hwy. 6720 Pulaski Hwy.

E-03

1951u 1951u ? Opened Dec. 10, 1951 as Engine 3. Located at Fire Academy grounds. Presently used for fire department storage.
Reistertown Rd. 5516 Reisterstown Rd. E-46 1892h 1919h ?

Opened 1892 as Baltimore County FD Co. 3 / Arlington Station. Annexed and opened Jan. 1, 1919 as city station. Presently church.

Ridgely St. 1202 Ridgely St. E-37 1909 1910u 1988

Opened May 27, 1910 as Engine 37. Presently firefighter union hall.

Saratoga St. 220 W. Saratoga St. E-23 1902 1903u 1973

Opened Dec. 1, 1903 as Engine 23. Presently residence and art studio. Bing Maps photo.

Severn St. 2330 Severn St. E-47 1891h 1919 1923 Opened 1891 as Baltimore County FD Co. 9 / Mt. Winans Station. Annexed 1919 as city station. Vacated 1923. Laundry in 1971.u
Southern Ave. 3923 Southern Ave. E-42 1892h 1919h ? Opened 1892 as Baltimore County FD Co. 9 / Gardenville Station. Annexed and opened Jan. 1, 1919 as city station.h Presently church.
Sulgrave Ave. 1500 Sulgrave Ave. E-45 1892 1919 1951 Opened 1892 as Baltimore County FD Co. _ / Mt. Washington Station. Annexed and opened Jan. 1, 1919 as city station. Vacated 1951. City library in 1971.u
Washington Blvd. 888 Washington Blvd. E-10 1872? 1872 1952?

Opened Dec. 16, 1872 as Engine 10. Washington Blvd. originally named Columbia Ave.

West St. 140 W. West St. E-26 1905 1906u ?

Opened Jan. 26, 1906 as Engine 26.u Presently homeless shelter.

White Ave. 4008 White Ave. E-54 1922 1922 1956

Opened Jul. 7, 1922 as Engine 54. Vacated 1956. Boys club in 1971. Presently residence.u

Active Stations Built Before 1958 - See More Photos

Street Address Companies Built Opened Notes  
Annapolis Rd. 2425 Annapolis Rd. E-58 1923t   Opened on Nov. 15, 1923 as Engine 58. Annapolis Road originally named Maryland Avenue.
Belair Rd. 5821 Belair Rd. E-54, T-30 1955t   Opened Nov. 3, 1956 as Engine 54 and Truck 30.
Bush St. 1229 Bush St. E-55, T-23 1923t   Opened Nov. 15, 1923 as Engine 55 and Truck 23.
Cold Spring La. 1201 E. Cold Spring La. E-4, T-29 1954t   Opened Feb. 8, 1954 as Truck 29.
Conkling St. 520 S. Conkling St. E-41, BC-1 1920t    
Edmondson Ave. 2249 Edmondson Ave. E-36 1910u   Opened Nov. 5, 1910 as Engine 36.
Frederick Ave. 3220 Frederick Ave. E-30, T-8, M-12 1907u   Opened Jul 6, 1907 as Engine 30.u
Glen Ave. 2700 Glen Ave. E-45, T-27, M-14 1951t    
Greenmount Ave. 3123 Greenmount Ave. E-31, M-3 1901t    
Harford Rd. 6512 Harford Rd. E-56 1923t   Opened Nov. 15, 1923 as Engine 56.
Highland Ave. 634 N. Highland Ave. E-51 1922u   Opened Jul 7, 1922 as Engine 51.
Hollins St. 1908 Hollins St. E-14 1888   Opened Jun. 6, 1888 as Engine 14.
Leahy St. 2601 Leahy St. FB-1, FRB-1 1937b    
Lexington Ave. 410 E. Lexington St. Headquarters 1922    
Light St. 800 Light St. E-2 1920   Opened Dec. 21, 1920 with Engine 2 and District Engineer 6.u
Mannasota Ave. 4315 Mannasota Ave. T-26 1935   Opened Jul. 1, 1935 as Truck 26. Google Maps photo.
Montford Ave. 1223 N. Montford Ave. T-15 1908   Opened May 12, 1908 as Truck 15.
North Ave. 3130 W. North Ave. E-20, T-18, M-8 1896u   Opened Dec. 21, 1896 as Engine 20.u
Park Heights Ave. 4312 Park Heights Ave. E-29, M-17 1907u   Opened Aug. 1, 1907 as Engine 29.u
Pennington Ave. 4427 Pennington Ave. E-57 1923   Opened Aug. 31, 1923 as Engine 57.
Pulaski Hwy. 6720 Pulaski Hwy. Training 1955   Bing Maps photo.
Roland Ave. 3724 Roland Ave. E-21, M-11 1897u   Opened Dec. 15, 1897 as Engine  21.
Swann Ave. 608 Swann Ave. E-53 1922   Opened Jul 7, 1922 as Engine 53.
Upland Rd. 2 Upland Rd. E-44, T-25, BC-4 1890

1919

Opened 1895 as Baltimore County FD Co. 11 / Roland Park Station. Annexed and opened Jan. 1, 1919 as city station.
Washington Blvd. 2608 Washington Blvd. E-47 1923   Opened Sep. 6, 1923 as Engine 47.
Woodbrook Ave. 3525 Woodbrook Ave. E-52 1922u   Opened Mar. 22, 1922 as Engine 52.u Woodbrook Ave. originally named Morris Ave.

Other Former Fire Stations - See More Photos

Type Street Address Companies Built Closed Notes  
Airport 1st St. 1st St. near D St. Airport FD 1940s? 1960? Located at Dundalk Marine Terminal. Old Baltimore Municipal Airport (Harbor Field) Fire Station. Bing Maps photo. (Correct building?)
Salvage S. Broadway 13 S. Broadway Salvage 2 1905u

?

Opened Feb. 7, 1905, as Salvage 2.u Presently residence (?).
Salvage Gold St. 529 Gold St. Salvage 3 1908u 1940u Opened Sep. 17, 1908, as Salvage 3. Vacated 1940.u Presently church.
Salvage Hanover St. 1632 S. Hanover St. Salvage 4 1919u 1930u Opened Aug. 16, 1919, as Salvage 4. Company disbanded Feb. 21, 1930. Presently church.u
Volunteer Fairhaven Ave. 4416 Fairhaven Ave. Curtis Bay Fire Co.

1907?

1919? Built 1907? for the Curtis Bay Fire Company in Anne Arundel County. Closed 1919?
Volunteer Hamilton Ave. 3015 Hamilton Ave. Hamilton Fire Co. 1902r 1919h Opened in 1902 as the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County. Fire company ceased operation in 1919. Presently retail establishment.
Volunteer Montgomery St. 125 E. Montgomery St. Watchman 1852r 1859u Built 1852 for volunteer Watchmen No. 16 Fire Company ceased active service in 1859. Building used as friendship hall until 1944. Printer supply company in 1971. Presently condos. 

Demolished Fire Stations

Abbreviations

  • bBaltimore Fireboats. See below.

  • h Hands, Horses and Engines, a Centennial History of the Baltimore County Fire Service, by Betsy Weaver and Gary E. Frederick.

  • rThe Rigs of the Unheralded Heroes, by William F. Snyder and William A. Murray

  • t Baltimore City real estate records. See below.

  • uThe Unheralded Heroes of Baltimore's Big Blazes, by William A. Murray.

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