Engine Company No. 2

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Engine Company No. 2
Engine Company No. 2 in 2010.
Engine Company No. 2 is located in Hudson County, New Jersey
Engine Company No. 2
Engine Company No. 2 is located in New Jersey
Engine Company No. 2
Engine Company No. 2 is located in the US
Engine Company No. 2
Location 1313 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°45′10″N 74°1′34″W / 40.75278°N 74.02611°W / 40.75278; -74.02611Coordinates: 40°45′10″N 74°1′34″W / 40.75278°N 74.02611°W / 40.75278; -74.02611
Area 0.9 acres (0.36 ha)
Built 1890
Architect French, Dixon & DeSaldern
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
MPS Hoboken Firehouses and Firemen's Monument TR
NRHP Reference # 84002684[1]
NJRHP # 1461[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 30, 1984
Designated NJRHP February 9, 1984

Engine Company No. 2, is a firehouse located at 1313 Washington Street in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. The firehouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1984.[1]


The Hoboken Land and Improvement Company donated a piece of land on July 18, 1889, for the construction a firehouse.[3] The firehouse was designed by French, Dixon & DeSaldern in the Romanesque Revival style and was built in 1890.[4] The firehouse was restored outside and modernized inside after a severe fire occurred in the 1980s.[5] The firehouse currently houses Engine Company 5 and Ladder Company 1 of the Hoboken Fire Department.[6] The firehouse was also featured in the 2008 video game, Grand Theft Auto IV.


The firehouse is a three story example of Romanesque Revival style, with Richardsonian Romanesque influences. The main building material is tan stretcher bond brick. Bands of sandstone horizontally span the facade. The engine door has cast-iron pilasters on either side. A tower extends to four stories on the southern side of the building. The mansard roof and tower roof are covered in orange terra cotta-colored pantiles.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Hudson County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. July 7, 2009. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Blazing a trail The history of the Hoboken Fire Department". Hudson Reporter. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Engine Company No. 2 NRHP Nomination. 1984.
  5. ^ http://www.hobokenmuseum.org/activities_&_events/hoboken_walking_tour.htm Accessed March 20, 2009.
  6. ^ http://www.hobokenfire.org/locations.cfm Accessed March 15, 2010.
  7. ^ "Hoboken F1rehouses" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory. Retrieved 6 December 2010.