07/25/12 124 W, 1 I - + 6 - 4 Historic and Former Firehouses of Philadelphia

Presenting sixty-one structures that served the Philadelphia Fire Department, including a pair of high-pressure pumping stations, a pair of fire insurance patrol stations, and a trio of volunteer houses. The engine (and ladder) houses date from 1871, and with the oldest active station built in 1894. That's Engine 37 on Highland Avenue. Nearly all of these were photographed last week, during a two-day (!) blitz on the way to Baltimore. (Some 2,000 photos, of which 678 were posted. Yeah, a bit much.)  Read more about the firehouses, or view the photo set on Flickr. Criteria for inclusion is (a.) active and older than 50 years of age or (b.) closed and of any age. 

Great photos Mike. Thanks for posting them all. Did you by chance make it to Rescue 1 quarters on Girard St? I lived in Philly for 5 years back in the 90s and it’s a fantastic city. Also, thanks for posting your photos from the Baltimore trip. Looks like you had a fun trip to the Firehouse convention, Baltimore and Philly.

Trevor James (Email) (Web Site) - 07/26/12 - 20:09

Negative, didn’t get there. Believe that’s Engine 29, which was built in 1972. Too new, wasn’t on my list!
Legeros - 07/26/12 - 20:12

Yes correct. That station has some cool lettering (to match the style on the rigs) above each bay door (for example see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/philadelphi..). It’s been photographed quite a bit to say the least.

Trevor James (Email) (Web Site) - 07/26/12 - 21:12

And here’s a fun PhillyFireNews discussion board thread about this, http://pafirenews.net/messageboard/index..
Legeros - 07/27/12 - 07:28

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