Historic and Former Louisville Firehouses

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Companies Address Built Opened Closed Notes Image
Ladder 2
Engine 3
221 S. Hancock St. 1848 1870 1965 Constructed as a church in 1848. Opened 1870 with Hook and Ladder 2. Remodeled in 1924 to add Engine 3. Closed Jun. 13, 1965.
Engine 7
Med 7
821 S. 6th St.
 
1871 1871 2009 Engine 7 dedicated Oct. 7, 1871. Motorized June 1919. Added Med 7 on April 13, 2003. Closed Jan. 11, 2009.
Engine 10 1419 E. Washington 1874 1874 1924 Engine 10 organized Jan 13, 1874. Closed Dec 25, 1924, when Engine 10 relocated to 1761 Frankfort Avenue.
Engine 11 1122 Rogers Street 1883 1883 1978 Engine 11 organized on Jan. 3, 1883. Original address 1122 Ward Avenue. Relocated to Rubel Avenue in 1978.
Ladder 4
Engine 12
District Chief
2301 Jefferson St. 1890 1890 1937 Opened 1891 with Hook & Ladder 4. Added Engine 12 in 1924. Added district chief from 1924 to 1937. Both companies reorganized as Quad 4 and relocated to 100 North 34th Street on Feb. 20, 1937.
Truck 3
Chemical Engine 2
Ladder 6
Engine 10
Quad 6
Engine 21
1761 Frankfort Avenue 1891 1891 Active Truck 3 organized 1891. Replaced by Chemical Engine 2. Deactivated in 1909. Replaced by Truck 6. Added Engine 10 in Dec. 1924. Both reorganized as Quad 6 in 1936. Swapped quarters with Engine 21 on May 1, 1967.
Engine 2
Ladder 5
Water Tower
Headquarters
Ladder 1
619 West Jefferson Street 1891 1891 1937 Housed Engine 2, Hook and Ladder 5, the Water Tower, plus the chief's administrative offices and the chief's buggy. Hook and Ladder 1 replaced Hook and Ladder 5 in 1909.
Engine 14 1024 Logan Street 1891 1891 1937 Opened in 1891. Closed in 1937 when quad companies were organized.
Engine 3 806 East Main Street 1893 1893 1924 Dedicated Nov. 9, 1893. Housed Engine 3. The Preston Lodge of the Order of Masons owned and occupied the third floor. Engine 3 moved to Hancock Street in 1924.
Engine 4 1614 W. Main St. 1894 1894 1937 Engine 4 disbanded in 1937.
Engine 15
Truck 3
District Chief
Med 15
1328 S. Preston Street
 
1896 1896 Active Opened Apr. 17, 1896. Added Truck 3 from 1899 to 1937, and from 1939 to 1973. Added district chief from 1937 to 1964. Added Med 15 on Oct. 8, 1995.
Engine 16
District Chief
1509 S. 6th Street 1896 1896 1973 Engine 16 was organized April 17, 1896. Added district chief from 1911 to 1937. Closed 1973 when Engine 16 relocated to 1500 South 6th Street.
Chemical 3
Engine 18
Chemical Unit 1
District Chief
Med 18
2600 S. 4th St.
 
1900 1900 Active Chemical Engine 3 placed in service on Mar 3, 1900. Replaced by Engine 18 on Mar 1, 1902. Motorized by 1919. Added Chemical Unit 1 in later decades. Added district chief from 1964 to 1972. Added Med 18 on Jan. 19, 2003.
Chemical 4
Engine 20
Quad 7
Quint 7
Truck 7
Engine 11
1330 Bardstown Rd. 1900 1900 1978 Chemical Engine 4 was organized in 1900. Deactivated in 1905 when Engine 20 placed in service. Engine 20 relocated in 1915. Occupied by Truck 7 in 1915. Reorganized as Quad 7 on Jun. 1, 1937.  Reorganized as Quint 7 in 1960. Reorganized as Truck 7 and Engine 11 in the later 1960s. Relocated to Rubel Avenue in 1978.
Engine 6
Med 6
2425 Portland Avenue 1903 1903 Active Opened in 1903 as a two-story station. In 1969, the second story was removed and the building remodeled into a single-story fire station. Added Med 6 in 1995.
Engine 21
Quad 6
Truck 6
Engine 4
Quint 6
2620 Frankfort Avenue 1908 1908 Active Engine 21 organized in 1908 at 2620 Frankfort Avenue. Exchanged quarters with Quad 6 on May 1, 1967. Quad 6 reorganized as Truck 6 and Engine 4 in Oct. 1972. Reorganized as Quint 6 on Dec. 17, 1995.
Engine 22 3627 West Broadway 1914 1914 1984 Engine 22 placed in service in 1914. Relocated to 3228 Riverpark Drive on July 13, 1984.
Engine 8 725 S. 13th Street 1915 1915 1969 Opened in 1915 with Engine 8. First black fire company in 1923. Motorized in 1925. Integrated in 1955. Relocated to 2900 Hilkes lane in 1969.
Engine 20
District Chief
1735 Bardstown Road
 
1915 1915 Active Opened with Engine 20 in 1915. Added Civil Defense vehicle in 1954. Added district chief from 1965 to 1978. Added Med 20 in 1999.
Ladder 5
Engine 17
Med 17
District Chief
1824 Garland Ave.
 
1910 1910 Active Opened in 1910 with Engine 17 and Truck 5. Drill tower built net to station in 1916. Motorized in 1923. Housed district chief at various times. Med 17 added on Oct 8. 1995.
Engine 13  100 N. 34th Street 1924 1924 1937 Opened Jun. 2, 1924. Closed Feb. 20, 1937, when Engine 13 was replaced by Quad 4 and relocated to 100 North 34th Street.  
Engine 23
Truck 8
Quad 8
Quint 8
501 Ashland Avenue
 
1924 1924 Active Engine 23 placed in service Dec. 1924 with Truck 8. Reorganized as Quad 8 in July 1937. Reorganized as Truck 8 and Engine 8 in 1972. Reorganized as Quint 8 for short period during 2000.
Engine 2
Truck 1
Headquarters
1135 West Jefferson St.
 
1937 1937 Active Opened June 28, 1937, with Engine 2 and Truck 1.
Quad 5 1150 South 28th Street 1937 1937 1974 Quad 5 organized in 1937. Closed in 1974, when Quad 5 relocated to 3401 Bohne Avenue as Truck 5.
Engine 9
Squrt 9
417 E. Breckinridge Street
 
1946 1946 Active Opened on July 15, 1946, as Engine 9, all-black fire company. Integrated in 1955. Reorganized as Squrt 9 on Mar 4, 1990.
Quad 9
Engine 14
Truck 9
Quint 9
Med 14
3511 Fincastle Road 1953 1953 Active Quad 9 organized on Jul 31, 1953. Reorganized as Engine 14 and Truck 9 in 1978. Reorganized as Quint 9 on Nov. 20, 1994. Added Med 14 on Oct. 8, 1995.
Engine 23
Squrt 23
Med 23
706 Kenwood Drive 1956 1956 Active Opened Feb. 1, 1956 with Engine 23 returned to service. Civil Defense vehicle at station during 1950s and 1960s. Renamed Squrt 23 on Aug 21, 1992. Med 23 added Nov. 28, 1999.
Quad 10
Quint 10
Med 3
3401 Dutchman's Lane 1957 1957 Active Opened on Aug. 16, 1957 as Quad 10. Reorganized in Oct. 1975 as Truck 10 and Engine 3. Reorganized on Oct. 4, 1994, as Quint 10. Added Med 3 on Oct. 8, 1995.

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