This beautiful, historic fire station, constructed of solid
stone and brick masonry, houses nearly 6,000 square feet of space. The interior
of the two-story building, with original plaster ceilings and tile floor in the
vehicle bays, has undergone major changes through the years and the numerous
modifications are now part of the history of this unique facility. The
second floor consists of a meeting room, a kitchen and two bunk rooms.
Zoned City-Center-Mixed-Use, it could serve as a restaurant,
retail shop, office, residence or combination of such uses. The firehouse is located
in the Downtown Historic District and is considered an “A” resource from an
historic standpoint, which means it is potentially eligible for individual
listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Pioneer Hook & Ladder was built in 1915 when horse-drawn
crews were part of Hagerstown’s firefighting efforts. When constructed, its
brick architecture was influenced by the “Prairie Style,” (popular building
style in the late 19th and early 20th centuries) and
retained this appearance until 1934 when the single-bay facility was
significantly renovated and the front façade was reconstructed to accommodate
two truck bays.
Created on August 2nd, 2017 (last updated 12 months ago)