Washington Fire Co. #2

Madison's Treasures Tours

Washington Fire Co. #2

Madison, Indiana 47250, United States

Created By: Visit Madison, Inc.

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ARCHITECTURE/CULTURE

This Firehouse is the oldest active Firehouse in America. Completed in 1848, and constructed by local builder John Harington. It is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture and is in remarkable condition for its age. The bell tower was once enclosed by a massive wooden louvered cupola which has been removed and the original door opening was change to accommodate a newer apparatus. The building is a perfect example of how historic preservation can work together with the needs of the cities modern fire service.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Madison's Treasures Tours


 

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