Pocasset Firehouse No. 7

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Pocasset Firehouse No. 7
Pocasset Fire House FR.jpg
Pocasset Firehouse No. 7 is located in Massachusetts
Pocasset Firehouse No. 7
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°41′40″N 71°8′19″W / 41.69444°N 71.13861°W / 41.69444; -71.13861Coordinates: 41°41′40″N 71°8′19″W / 41.69444°N 71.13861°W / 41.69444; -71.13861
Built 1873
Architect Hartwell & Swasey
Architectural style Gothic, Other
Governing body Local
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

Pocasset Firehouse No. 7 is a historic former fire station at located 1058 Pleasant Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. Built in 1873, it is one of four extant firehouses within the city designed by Boston architects Hartwell & Swasey in the Ruskinian Gothic style. The others include the Quequechan No. 1 on Prospect Street, the Massasoit No. 5 on Freedom Street, the Anawan No. 6 Firehouse on North Main Street.

In 1895, an extension was built on the west side of the main structure to accommodate of a hook and ladder truck. A portion of the building was used as a police station. The Pocasset Firehouse was built to serve the Flint Village section of the city. It operated as a fire station until 1988, when the Flint Reney/Eastwood Fire Station opened on Eastern Avenue.[2]

The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It now privately owned, and occupied by Baker Sign Works.[3]

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