Truck House No. 13 (Washington, D.C.)

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Truck House No. 13
Truckhouse 13 DC fire.jpg
"The Dime" answering an alarm.
Truck House No. 13 (Washington, D.C.) is located in Washington, D.C.
Truck House No. 13 (Washington, D.C.)
Location 1342 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates 38°54′5″N 76°59′13″W / 38.90139°N 76.98694°W / 38.90139; -76.98694Coordinates: 38°54′5″N 76°59′13″W / 38.90139°N 76.98694°W / 38.90139; -76.98694
Area less than one acre
Built 1925
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Local
MPS Firehouses in Washington DC MPS
NRHP Reference # 07000535[1]
Added to NRHP June 6, 2007

Truck House No. 13, also known as the Trinidad Firehouse is a historic firehouse located at 1342 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.. It was built in 1925 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[2]

History[edit]

It was built in the Colonial Revival style as a prototype new firehouses in the District of Columbia, though the plan was not repeated. Architect Albert Harris supervised the design, but local architects Parks and Baxter are also often attributed.

Truck Company 13 was organized on December 9, 1925 and has served ever since at this location. Its original equipment was a 1925 Seagrave 75' aerial ladder truck. In 1940 Engine Company No. 10 moved from its old firehouse on Maryland Avenue to this location. Engine 10, known as "the Dime," was the busiest engine company in the nation from 1991 to 2003.[3]

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