07/26/10 180 W, 1 I - + 11 - 2 Historic Fire Station Facade


This building on New Hampshire Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., is a "chiller plant." for the subway system. Below is the text that appears on a plaque on the front of the facade. Read more about historic DCFD houses

The Former Engine Company 24 of the District of Columbia Fire Department 

The facade of the original house for Engine Company 24 was located at 3702 Georgia Avenue NW, just north of this site. Built in 1911, the firehouse was designed by Luther Leisenring and Charles Gregg. It originally housed horses and horse-drawn equipment. Within one year of its opening, it became the first station in the city to be fully motorized. Engine Company 24 relocated to a new facility in July 1994. The facade of the original building was relocated and integrated into the chiller plant for the Georgia Avenue-Patworth Metrorail station in December 1995 by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The Government of the District of Columbia
Mayor Marion Barry Jr.
In cooperation with the D.C. Preservation League    
 





That’s absolutely cool (pun intended) and a great way to recycle AND save heritage!
Duda - 07/27/10 - 11:20



  
Remember personal info?

/ Textile

Comment moderation is enabled on this site. This means that your comment will not be visible on this site until it has been approved by an editor.

To prevent spam we require you to answer this silly question
 

  (Register your username / Log in)

Notify:
Hide email:

Small print: All html tags except <b> and <i> will be removed from your comment. You can make links by just typing the url or mail-address.