Site of Original Firehouse

Fire Department Walking Tour

Site of Original Firehouse

Madison, Indiana 47250, United States

Created By: Visit Madison, Inc.


Main & Walnut St. Corner. The first fire house was built in 1830. It was a simple two story frame engine house which measured just 16 x 20 and cost $13.82 plus a 2% commission for the builder. It was originally occupied by the United Volunteer Fire Company and housed the hand engines, “Hoosier’, “Little Red”, “Madison” and “Alpha”. This firehouse continued to serve the Fair Play Fire Company for nine years until it burned down. The Jefferson County Court House is located in the former spot. The city constructed a new house for them at 501 Jefferson St in 1848-49, but it is no longer a firehouse.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Fire Department Walking Tour


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