Charter Oak Firehouse

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Charter Oak Firehouse
Charter Oak Firehouse is located in Connecticut
Charter Oak Firehouse
Charter Oak Firehouse is located in the US
Charter Oak Firehouse
Location 105 Hanover Street, Meriden, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°32′12″N 72°48′24″W / 41.53667°N 72.80667°W / 41.53667; -72.80667Coordinates: 41°32′12″N 72°48′24″W / 41.53667°N 72.80667°W / 41.53667; -72.80667
Area less than one acre
Built 1876
Architect Kane, James, Sr.
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP reference # 94000255[1]
Added to NRHP March 17, 1994

The Charter Oak Firehouse is a historic former fire station at 105 Hanover Street in Meriden, Connecticut. It is a two story brick building with Romanesque styling. Its most prominent feature is the four story tower, which has lost its original wood-frame open belfry. Built in 1876, it was the first firehouse built in Meriden.[2]

The firehouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 17, 1994.[1] At that time it was the oldest municipally-owned building, and had been converted to offices.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Charter Oak Firehouse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-20.