Historic and Former Indianapolis Firehouses

Site last edited January 6, 2014


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This contains research on former and historic Indianapolis firehouses that are still standing, as compiled by Mike Legeros in April 2014

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  Address Built Opened Closed Notes Image
Old Sta 2 /
Old Sta 8
748 Massachusetts Ave. 1872 1872 1932 Opened as Station 2 on January 4, 1872.
Closed as Station 2 on October 14, 1895.
Opened as Station 8 on October 14, 1895.
Closed as Station 8 on February 27, 1932.
One story with single bay. Bought by Local 416 in 1990s. Restored and reconstructed, with facility expanded to adjacent former department story. Currently Local 416 office and meeting hall, fire museum, and fire safety educational facility.
Old Sta 9 /
Old Sta 16 /
Old Sta 2
1602 N. Carrolton Ave. 1881 1881 1932 Opened as Station 9 in January, 1881.
Closed as Station 9 on February 8 1897.
Opened as Station 16 on February 8, 1897.
Closed as Station 16 on April 21, 1932.
Opened as temporary Station 2 from August 1935 to December 16, 1937.
Two story with single bay. Currently a residence. Photo: GM.
Old Sta 15 /
Old Sta 11
1030 E. Washington St. 1896 1896 1971 Opened as Station 15 in 1896.
Closed as Station 15 on May 17, 1903.
Opened as Station 11 on May 15, 1903.
Closed April 27, 1971.
Two story with two bays. Currently an office building. Photo: GM.
Old Sta 9 /
Old Sta 23
1002 W. Udell St. 1897 1897 1961 Opened as Station 9 on February 8, 1897.
Closed as Station 9 on June 1, 1901.
Opened as Station 23 on June 1, 1901.
Closed January 10, 1961.
Two story with single bay. Currently unoccupied. Photo: GM.
Old Sta 22 2357 N. Carrolton Ave. 1902 1902 1972 Opened February 15, 1902.
Closed August 31, 1972.
Two story with two bays. Currently a church.
Old Sta 28 512 E. 38th St. 1912 1912 1995 Opened 1912 at 512 Maple Road, renamed East 38th Street.
Closed March 29, 1995.
One story with single bay. Currently houses a carpentry shop.
Old Sta 12 /
Old Sta 30
332 S. New Jersey St. 1912 1912 1954 Opened as Station 12 on February 5, 1912.
Opened as Station 30 in December 1915.
Closed April 21, 1954.
Two story with three bays. Currently houses a produce wholesaler. Photo: GM.
Old Sta 7 301 E. New York St. 1914 1914 1979 Opened February, 1914.
Closed June 1, 1979.
Three story with four bays. Currently an office building.
Old Sta 12 339 Sherman Dr. 1915 1915 1996 Opened December, 1915.
Closed March 12, 1996.
Two story with two bays. Currently houses a medic unit, and also (formerly?) used by fire buffs organization. Photo: GM.
Old Sta 29 2302 S. Shelby St. 1915 1915 1991 Opened December 3, 1915.
Closed April 17, 1991.
Two story with two bays. Currently houses a commercial (?) tenant.
Sta 32 6330 Guilford Ave.   1922 Active Opened October 4, 1922.
Two story with single bay. Also known as Broad Ripple Town Hall and Fire Station. Photo: IFD.
Old Sta 8 636 E. 11 St. 1932 1932 1973 Opened February 27, 1932.
Closed July 25, 1973.
One story with two bays, with attic and basement. Currently a residence.
Sta 16 5555 N. Illinois St. 1932 1932 Active Opened April 21, 1932.
One story with two bays, attic and basement. Photo: IFD.
Old Sta 18 3130 W. Washington St. 1936 1936 1994 Opened December 31, 1936.
Closed December 20, 1994.
One story with two bays. Currently abandoned. Photo: GM.
Old Sta 17 1147 Madison Ave. 1941 1941 1984 Opened October 17, 1941.
Closed February 17, 1984.
One story with three bays, basement. Currently houses park police. Photo: GM.
Old Sta 31 1201 E. 46 St. 1952 1952 1995 Opened October 15, 1952.
Closed March 29, 1995.
One story with two bays, basement. Photo: GM.
Sta 20 1452 N. Emerson Ave. 1952 1952 Active Opened September 18, 1952.
One story with two bays, basement. Photo: IFD.
Old Sta 10 3809 E. 34 St. 1958 1958 1997 Opened August 25, 1958.
Closed February 7, 1997.
One story with two bays with basement. Photo: GM.
Sta 30 2440 N. Tibbs Ave. 1958 1958 Active Opened October 9, 1958.
Two story with two bays, basement.
Sta 25 17 S. Sheridan Ave. 1958 1958 Active Opened November 9, 1958.
One story with two bays, basement.
Sta 3 1136 E. Prospect St. 1959 1959 Active Opened October 20, 1959.
One story with two bays, with basement.
Old Sta 4 1761 S. West St. 1960 1960 1992 Opened December 22, 1960.
Closed March 31, 1992.
One story with two bays. City street garage.
Old Sta 23 975 Burdsal Pkwy. 1961 1961 ? Opened ?
Closed ?
One story with two bays.
Sta 24 5520 E. 38th St. 1961 1961   Opened ?
One story with two bays.
Old Sta 26 1080 E. Hanna Avenue 1964 1964 ? Opened ?
Closed ?
One story with two bays. Presently houses IFD Quartermaster.
Sta 33 3430 N. Moller Road 1964 1964 Active Opened ?
One story with two bays.
Old Sta 34 3262 N. Franklin Road 1967 1967 ? Opened ?
Closed ?
One story with two bays.
Sta 52 11224 House Street ?   Active Old Action Fire Department.  
Old Training Grounds 901 N. Post Road 1936 ? ? Former Warren High School.
Classroom building expanded in 1966.
Current Indianapolis/Marion County Public Safety Training Academy for law enforcement agencies.
Old training tower located in rear.
Building also formerly housed some fire department offices.


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