Historic and Former District of Columbia Firehouses

Created August 2009 - Last updated September 2013


Introduction

This site contains research and photographs of historic and former District of Columbia firehouses, as compiled by Mike Legeros in August 2009.

Retired Stations Still Standing

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Companies Address Built Opened Closed Notes  
Vigilant 1066 Wisconsin Ave. 1844 1844 1883 Opened Aug. 10, 1844 as Vigilant Fire Company. Renamed Georgetown Fire Company 1 in 1867. Closed in 1883. Building largely reconstructed in 1994. Presently restaurant. Photo July 2010.  
E7, E4 931 R St. NW   1885 1976? Opened as Engine 7 on Jan. 23, 1885. Relocated to 347 K St. SW on Sep. 12, 1940. Opened as Engine 4 Sep. 12, 1940. Engine 4 relocated to 2531 Sherman Ave. NW on Oct. 22, 1976. Presently residence. Photo July 2009.
E5 3210 M St.   1883 1940? Opened Nov. 17, 1883. Engine 5 relocated to 3412 Dent Pl. NW on Jul. 2, 1940. Old Georgetown City Hall. Photo July 2009.
E6 438 Massachusetts Ave. NW 1855 1879 1974? Opened 1855 as Metropolitan Hook & Ladder Company. Opened as Engine 6 on Feb. 17, 1879. Relocated to 1300 New Jersey Ave. NW on Jul. 8, 1974. Photo July 2009.
E9 1628 U St. NW   1897 1966 Opened as Engine 9 on Sep. 6, 1897. Relocated to 1617 U St. NW on Oct. 14, 1961. Photo July 2009.
E10 1341 Maryland Ave.   1895 1940? Opened as Engine 10 on Jul. 2, 1895. Relocated to 1342 Florida Ave. NE on Jun. 4, 1940. Recently remodeled as condos. Stanley J. Jaworksi photo, September 2013.
E12 1626 North Capitol St. NW   1897 1987 Opened as Engine 12 on Jul 1, 1897. Relocated to 2225 5 St. NE on Apr. 30, 1987. Presently unoccupied. Photo July 2009.
E24 3702 Georgia Ave. NW   1911 1994 Opened as Engine 24 on Nov. 28, 1911. Relocated to 5101 Georgia Ave. NW in 1994. The building front was relocated to New Hampshire Ave. and presently serves as a subway facility. Photo July 2010.  
E34 2700 M L K Ave. SE 1905? 1987 1993 Opened as Engine 34 on Oct. 1, 1987. Disbanded Oct. 31, 1993. Building is former firehouse of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, built in 1905? Photo credit unknown.
C3, E26 2700 22nd St. NE   1908 1940? Opened as Chemical 3 in 1908. Housed Engine 26 starting Jul. 9, 1913. Relocated to 1340 Rhode Island Ave. NE on Jun 10, 1940. Photo July 2009.
TD, T4 219 M St. NW   1896 1974? Opened on Mar. 1, 1896 as Truck D. Renumbered Truck 4 on Jul. 6, 1906. Relocated to 1300 New Jersey Ave. NW on Jul. 26, 1974. Photo July 2009.
TF, T6 1336 Park Rd. NW   1901 1984? Opened on May 13, 1901 as Truck F. Renumbered Truck 6 on Jul. 6, 1906. Relocated to 3420 14 St. NW on Jun 5, 1984. Photo July 2009.

Photos by Mike Legeros unless otherwise noted.

Active Stations

Companies Address Opened Notes  
E3 439 New Jersey Ave. NW 1916 DCfire.com photo.
E5 3412 Dent Pl. NW 1900? DCfire.com photo.
E10 1342 Florida Ave. NE 1925? DCfire.com photo.
E14 4801 N. Capitol St. NE 1945 DCfire.com photo.
E16 1018 13th St. NW 1932 DCfire.com photo.
E17 1227 Monroe St. NE 1902 Opened as Chemical 4, E17 in 1905. DCfire.com photo.
E19 2813 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 1911? DCfire.com photo.
E20 4300 Wisconsin Ave. NW 1901? DCfire.com photo.
E21 1763 Lanier Pl. NW 1908? DCfire.com photo.
E22 5760 Georgia Ave. NW 1897? DCfire.com photo.
E23 2219 G St. NW 1910 DCfire.com photo.
E25 3203 M. L. King Ave. SE 1903? DCfire.com photo.
E26 1340 Rhode Island Ave. NE 1937 DCfire.com photo.
E27 4201 Minnesota Ave. NE 1908? DCfire.com photo.
E28 3522 Connecticut Ave. NW 1916? DCfire.com photo.
E29 4811 MacArthur Blvd. NW 1925? DCfire.com photo.
E31 4930 Connecticut Ave. NW 1930? DCfire.com photo.

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