- Apr 9, 2007
Does anyone know which company holds the distinction of being in the oldest active firehouse?
jciscone said:Engine 26 is the oldest active firehouse, they are in the same building volunteers used before they were organized there in 1865 they were temporarily moved. the RQTERS means returned to their quarters not relocated
Engine 5 also was organized in a volunteer fire house in 1865 but that building was turned down and a new one was built at the same location in 1881
grumpy grizzly said:For your information Boston's oldest firehouse is Engine 50's quarters in Charlestown @ 34 Warren Street. Built in 1874 it has been occupied since then except for a brief period April-May 1981 when it was dis-banded due to Prop 2 1/2. Chicago's Engine 30 @ 1125 N Ashland was built in 1881 and is Chicago's oldest.
grumpy grizzly said:My bad, the address is Winthrop. I have Connelly's book but still screwed up. Corrected the original post.