Jacksonville Fire Museum
|Jacksonville Fire Museum|
|Public transit access||Bus: Tallyrand Shuttle|
Catherine Street Fire Station
|Area:||less than one acre|
|Added to NRHP:||June 13, 1972|
The Catherine Street Fire Station is a historic building in Jacksonville, Florida, originally located at 14 Catherine Street, but relocated to Metropolitan Park. The building now houses a fire museum, officially known as the Jacksonville Fire Museum, but also known as the "Museum of City Fire of 1901" and the "Catherine Street Fire Museum".
Among the 500+ artifacts on display are an 1806 Hand pumper, a 1926 American LaFrance Fire Engine and a 1898 Steam Engine that was used to fight the 1901 Jacksonville Fire. The museum hosts over 12,000 visitors each year.
Built in 1902, the Catherine Street Fire Station was the base to Fire Station No. 3, originally located on Bay Street but destroyed in the 1901 Jacksonville fire.
After Fire Station No. 3 was disbanded in 1933, the building was used first to host the Jacksonville Fire Department shop facilities, and then as a storage facility. The Catherine Street Fire Station was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on June 13, 1972, and turned into the Jacksonville Fire Museum in 1982.
The building was last renovated following a 1993 report highlighting a deterioration of its foundations.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Services - Office of Cultural & Historical Programs
- Welcome to the NEW Online Home of the Jacksonville Fire Museum
- Jacksonville Fire Museum - official site
- Duval County listings at National Register of Historic Places
- Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs