July 7, 2010 Rising from the Ashes: Recycled Fire Houses around Boston
On April 5, 1916, Ladder Company 14 was reorganized at this firehouse. Ladder 14 had been in service at Fort Hill Square, Downtown from January 30, 1893 to April 23, 1915. Engine 41 and Ladder 14 remained at this firehouse until June 15, 1977 when the companies moved to a new firehouse at 460 Cambridge Street in the Union Square section of Allston. The firehouse at 16 Harvard Avenue was closed on that date.
After the fire department moved to its new building, the fire house was used by the city’s Department of Public Works as a remote office until the early 2000’s. The building was for sale for several years as the city tried to find the right use for the building.
For more information about fire houses around the city, please visit the website of the Boston Fire History Society. Do you have a favorite re-used fire house in Boston? Let us know about it in the comments section below, or leave us a note on our facebook page!