Washington Fire Co. No. 2

Fire Department Walking Tour

Washington Fire Co. No. 2

Madison, Indiana 47250, United States

Created By: Visit Madison, Inc.


104 W 3rd St. It was built just three years after the Two’s formation in 1845. When built, it was one of two nearly identical firehouses constructed by local builder John Harrington. It is a fine example of a Greek Revival firehouse construction and is in remarkable condition for its age. In 2006, it became the oldest active fire station built for that purpose in the U.S., after the Hudson, N.Y. fire department closed its 1839 station. The bell tower was once enclosed by a massive wooden louvered cupola, but has since been removed. The building is a perfect example of how historic preservation and the needs of the cities modern fire service can work together in harmony. The company runs a red Seagrave fire pumper.

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


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