Historic and Former St. Paul Firehouses

Last updated August 12, 2013


Stations Still Standing

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Station

Opened

Closed

Address

Status

Notes

 

Station 03

1872

1965   

1 S. Leech Street

Closed  

Closed in 1956.

Building originally included a tower and other roof adornments. They were removed between 1903 and 1936.

Presently serves as an annex to construction company offices next door.

Housed:

  • 1872-1877 : Hope Engine 3
  • 1877-1877 : Aetna Engine 3
  • 1877-1965 : SPFD Engine 3

Station 05 1882 1930    498 Selby Avenue Closed   Relocated to 860 Ashland in 1930.

Building presently used as commercial property.

Structure originally a single-bay building with tower. Expanded in 1886 with second two-story addition on left side, to accommodate Ladder 3.

Housed:

  • 1882-1930 : Engine 5
  • 1886-1930 : Ladder 3
Station Supply Hose 3 1885 1912    53 George Street West Closed  

Currently apartment building.

Housed:

  • 1885-1907 : Chemical 3
  • 1907-1912 : Supply Hose 3
Station 10 1885 2010    754 Randolph Avenue Closed   Closed April 13, 2010.

Building expanded with second two-story section on right side in 1911, added for Ladder 11.

Last used as fire department training facility.

Housed:

  • 1885-1890 : Chemical 5
  • 1912-1937 : Ladder 11
  • 1890-1975 : Engine 10
  • 1975-2010 : Engine/Medic 10
  • 19??-2010 : Ladder 10
Station 22 1887 1958    291 Front Avenue Closed   Relocated to 225 Front in 1958.

Second floor removed 1940.

Housed:

  • 1887-1897 : Chemical 4
  • 1912-1949 : Engine 22
  • 1897-1912 : Supply Hose 5
  • 1949-1958 : Quad Comb. 22
Station 11 1890 1970    678 Bedford Street Closed   Closed in 1970.

Housed:

  • 1890-1970 : Engine 11
  • 1920-1923 : Ladder 7

Currently used as St. Paul Fire Department building maintenance shop.

Station 13 1894 1978    924 W. Hampden Avenue Closed   Closed in 1978.

Housed Engine 13 from 1895 to 1978.

Currently a private residence.

Station 18 1908     681 University Avenue West Active

Housed;

  • 1908-1992 : Engine 18
  • 1908-1949 : Ladder 9
  • 1914-1940 : Squad 2
  • 1958-1992 : Ladder 3
  • 1992-present : Engine/Medic 18
  • 1993-present : Ladder 18
Station 14 1910 1982    93 Snelling Avenue North Closed   Relocated to Snelling Avenue in 1982.

Originally numbered Station 20, renumbered Station 14 in 1922.

Housed:

  • 1910-1921 : Engine 20
  • 1910-1982 : Ladder 10/14
  • 1922-1973 : Engine 14
  • 1958-1982 : Squad 2
  • 1973-1982 : Engine 14/Medic 14
Station 21 1910 1943    643 Ohio Street Closed   Closed in 1943.

Housed Engine 21 from 1911 to 1943.

Currently private residence.

Station 20 1920     2179 University Avenue West Active

Renumbered from Station 25 to Station 20 in 1922.

Housed:

  • 1920-1922 : Engine 25
  • 1922-1934 : Engine 12
  • 1920-present : Ladder 6/20
  • 1922-2004 : Engine 20
Station 24 1918 1970    1720-1722 E. 7th Street Closed   Relocated to 273 White Bear in 1970.

Housed Engine 24 from 1918 to 1970.

Building last used by Salvation Army.

Also housed Tanker 1.

Station 04

1922

1970   

 416 N. Wacouta Street

Closed  

Relocated to 505 Payne in 1970.

Presently a multi-family residential structure.

Renumbered Station 4 in 1934.

Housed:

  • 1922-1934 : Engine 2
  • 1922-1945 : Ladder 8
  • 1922-1970 : Engine 4
  • 1922-1923 : Squad 1
  • 1957-1964 : Water Tower 1

Also housed special units including Foam 1.

Station 23 1923 1978    1290 Snelling Avenue North Closed   Relocated to 1924 W. Como in 1978.

Building last used as storage for nearby nursing home.

Housed Engine 3 from 1923 to 1978.

Station 05

1930

   

860 Ashland Avenue

Active

Housed:

  • 1930-present- Engine 5
  • 1930-1942 : Ladder 3
  • 1949-1993 : Ladder 9/5

Station 07

1930

   

 1038 Ross Avenue

Active

Housed Engine 7 and Ladder 7 since 1930.

Station 08 1930 2006    101 10th Street East Closed   Relocated to E. 10th St. in 2006.

Former public safety building. Training tower formerly located beside building, behind fire station.

Currently being renovated as a residential/commercial property.

Housed:

  • 1930-2006 : Engine 8
  • 1930-1957 : Water Tower 1
  • 1930-1966 : Ladder 2
  • 1930-1970 : Squad 1
  • 1966-1979 : Snorkel 1
  • 1979-2006 : Ladder 8

Also special units including Salvage 1, Hose 8 and Ambulance 1.

Station 17 1930     1226 Payne Avenue Active

Addition in 1978 for ladder truck, never placed in service.

Housed:

  • 1930-1994 : Engine 17
  • 1994-present : Engine/Medic 17
Station 19 1930 1958    1578 West Highland Parkway Closed   Relocated to 2530 Edgecumbe in 1958.

Housed Engine 19 from 1930 to 1958.

Currently used by St. Paul Water Department.

Station 09

1958

   

1624 Maryland Avenue East

Active

Housed:

  • 1958-1995 : Engine 9
  • 1958-1960 : Ladder 8
  • 1995-present : Engine 9/Medic 9

Station 19

1958

   

2530 Edgecumbe Drive

Active

Housed:

  • 1958-1987 : Engine 19
  • 1958-1960 : Ladder 4
  • 1987-present : Engine/Medic 19

Station 22

1958

   

 225 Front Avenue

Active

Addition in 2008 for ladder truck.

Housed:

  • 1958-1974 : Engine 22
  • 1958-present : Ladder 3
  • 1974-present : Engine/Medic 22

Station 01 1965 2010 296 W. 7th Closed

Relocated to 1000 W. 7th Street on April 13, 2010.

Presently EMS training facility, numbered Station 51.

Housed:

  • 1965-1975 : Engine 1
  • 1965-1982 : Ladder 1
  • 1965-1979 : Engine 3
  • 1979-2006 : Engine 1
  • 2006-2010 : Squad 3

Also housed special units, including Utility 1 and Technical Rescue 1.

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