04/11/11 168 W - + 2 - 1 Oldest Operating Firehouse?

As posted by Yours Truly to the Firehouse.com forums, what's the oldest operating firehouse in the United States? Here's the start of the conversation:

What are some of the oldest operating firehouses in the United States? Here in North Carolina, the town of Henderson has a town hall and fire station building that serves as their Station 2. Built 1908.
Traveled to the Quad Cities (IA/IL) this weekend, and the Central Fire Station in Davenport, IA, opened in 1905. Construction started in 1901 or after. But that's still somewhat young.
Engine 23 in Detroit on East Grand Boulevard and Engine 35 on Kenilworth were both built in 1899, while Engine 18 / Ladder 10 on Mt. Elliott was built in 1893.
St. Louis has a couple stations dating to 1895. DC's Engine 22 on Georgia Avenue was built in 1897, no?
Charleston's stations on Cannon Street and Meeting Street were both built in 1887.
So what's older than 1887, still operating around our great country?

See some pics of above at this web site.

Until January of 2009 it was Louisville, KY station 7 built in 1871. City shut it down for budgetary reason in 2009. No one seems to be stepping up and claiming the title at present.
stretch - 04/11/11 - 22:43

The Rex/Laurel Fire House in York, Pennsylvania was built in 1878 and currently is still in use. Here is some information on the fire house, http://www.yorkblog.com/yorktownsquare/2... Mike Legeros has posted some stricking images of the Rex/Laurel Station. http://www.flickr.com/photos/legeros/wit..
Christopher Anthony (Email) - 04/02/12 - 03:12

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