Congress Street Fire Station

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Congress Street Fire Station
Boston Fire Museum.jpg
Congress Street Fire Station is located in Massachusetts
Congress Street Fire Station
Location 344 Congress St., Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′2.7″N 71°2′55.8″W / 42.350750°N 71.048833°W / 42.350750; -71.048833Coordinates: 42°21′2.7″N 71°2′55.8″W / 42.350750°N 71.048833°W / 42.350750; -71.048833
Area less than one acre
Built 1891
Architect Harrison H. Atwood
Architectural style Romanesque, Panel Brick
Governing body Private
Part of Fort Point Channel Historic District (#04000959)
NRHP Reference # 87001396[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 03, 1987
Designated CP September 10, 2004

The Congress Street Fire Station, now known as the Boston Fire Museum, is an historic fire station at 344 Congress Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Romanesque style station was designed by Harrison H. Atwood, then the city architect, and constructed in 1891. It is distinctive for its early use, within this style, of light-colored brick, and features a rusticated ground level and progressively more refined detailing as it rises.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987,[1] and was included in the Fort Point Channel Historic District in 2004.[2] It now serves as the Boston Fire Museum.

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Fort Point Channel Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 

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