Eustis Street Fire House

About This Project

Eustis Street Fire House, 1859, Roxbury, MA


The oldest remaining fire house structure in Boston, the 1859 Eustis Street Fire House became HBI’s headquarters in 2011. This building was used first for a hand-pulled fire apparatus; later, after Roxbury merged with the City of Boston, a stable was added to the back of the building for horses that were used to pull hook and ladder equipment. It later served as a Spanish American War Veteran post.


The building sat empty and in a precarious state for more than 50 years before HBI secured a 99-year lease from the city and completed a $2.5 million rehabilitation of the structure as headquarters for HBI and the Timothy Smith Technology Centers. The redevelopment included reconstructing the previous wood frame addition to the structure.


Watch this episode of Boston Uncovered to learn more about the history of the Fire House!


Recent Projects