Washington Firehouse No. 5

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The building served as a local theater in the 1970s while owned by former United States Congressman Jack Edwards. In 2002 attorneys Dennis Knizley and John Williams purchased the building. It has been totally renovated and presently serves as their law offices.

Fire Station No. 5
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The building in 2008, currently used to house a legal firm.
Washington Firehouse No. 5 is located in Alabama
Washington Firehouse No. 5
Location 7 North Lawrence Street
Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°41′24.54″N 88°2′54.11″W / 30.6901500°N 88.0483639°W / 30.6901500; -88.0483639Coordinates: 30°41′24.54″N 88°2′54.11″W / 30.6901500°N 88.0483639°W / 30.6901500; -88.0483639
Built 1851
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83003462[1]
Added to NRHP December 22, 1983[1]

Washington Firehouse No. 5 is a historic fire station in Mobile, Alabama, United States.[1] The two-story brick Greek Revival building was built in 1851 at a cost of $5,500. It was constructed to house the privately run Washington Fire Company.[2] The building features a Doric distyle-in-antis arrangement at the street level supporting an upper story with jib windows opening onto a cantilevered iron balcony.[3] The building was documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1936[4] and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""Dauphin Street Virtual Walking Tour"". "Main Street Mobile". Archived from the original on 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  3. ^ Gamble, Robert Historic architecture in Alabama: a guide to styles and types, 1810-1930, page 70. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press, 1990. ISBN 0-8173-1134-3.
  4. ^ ""Washington Fire Engine Company No. 5"". "Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)". Retrieved 2008-03-27.