Adrian Engine House No. 1

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Adrian Engine House No. 1
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Adrian Engine House No. 1 is located in Michigan
Adrian Engine House No. 1
Adrian Engine House No. 1 is located in the US
Adrian Engine House No. 1
Location within the state of Michigan
Location 126 East Church Street
Adrian, Michigan
Coordinates 41°53′50″N 84°02′11″W / 41.89722°N 84.03639°W / 41.89722; -84.03639Coordinates: 41°53′50″N 84°02′11″W / 41.89722°N 84.03639°W / 41.89722; -84.03639
Built 1855
Architectural style Romanesque Revival, Italianate
Part of Downtown Adrian Commercial District
NRHP Reference # 89000789[1]
Added to NRHP August 21, 1989

The Adrian Engine House No. 1 is a historic fire station located at 126 East Church Street in downtown Adrian, Michigan. It was designated as a Michigan Historic Site and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 21, 1989.[1][2] It is located within the Downtown Adrian Commercial Historic District and next to the Adrian Public Library.

The Adrian Fire Department itself dates back to 1841, while the fire station was first constructed in 1855. Constructed mostly of bricks mixed with a few later additions made of wood, it was built with a mixture of Romanesque Revival and Italianate architecture.[2] The main feature of the fire station is a landmark tower once used for drying the fire hoses. At 70 feet (21 m) tall, it is one of the tallest structures in the city. It was the oldest continuously operating fire station in Michigan when it closed in 1987.[2] After that, the building was internally restructured into retail office space, while the outside had remained unchanged. It is currently occupied by the Adrian Design Group.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c State of Michigan (2001–2003). "Adrian Engine House No. 1". Retrieved November 11, 2009. 
  3. ^ Adrian Design Group (2010). "Adrian Design Group: Architecture & Interior Design". Retrieved March 20, 2010.