Engine Company 25 (Washington, D.C.)

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Engine Company No. 25
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Engine Company 25 (Washington, D.C.) is located in Washington, D.C.
Engine Company 25 (Washington, D.C.)
Engine Company 25 (Washington, D.C.) is located in the District of Columbia
Engine Company 25 (Washington, D.C.)
Engine Company 25 (Washington, D.C.) is located in the US
Engine Company 25 (Washington, D.C.)
Location 3203 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates 38°50′35″N 77°0′3″W / 38.84306°N 77.00083°W / 38.84306; -77.00083Coordinates: 38°50′35″N 77°0′3″W / 38.84306°N 77.00083°W / 38.84306; -77.00083
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1901
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Other, Mediterranean Revival
MPS Firehouses in Washington DC MPS
NRHP Reference # 07000593[1]
Added to NRHP June 27, 2007

Engine Company No. 25 is a historic firehouse located at 3203 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave SE, in Congress Heights, Washington, District of Columbia.

History[edit]

It was built in 1901 and, starting in 1903, served by Chemical Company 5, which served in areas where water hydrants were not yet available. Its original equipment was a 1903 American LaFrance double tank 170 gallon chemical engine.[2] In July 1913 Company 5 was disbanded and Engine Company 25 occupied the firehouse. Its original equipment was a 1913 Ahrens Fox 700 GPM motor pumper.[3]

In 2007 the firehouse was listed by the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Firehouses in Washington D.C. Multiple Property Submission.

Line of Duty Deaths[edit]

March 2, 1927 Private Edward F. Laughton

December 4, 1947 Private Lloyd A. Irwin

Dispatches from Eng. Co. 25[edit]

April 19, 1981 The Washington Post Magazine completed a full magazine spread about the rich history and heroic actions performed by the men of Engine Company 25. In 1980, Engine company 25 was the busiest company in the District with 2,533 alarms.

Past Engines[edit]

1903 American La France

1913 Ahrens Fox

2000 Seagrave (S-135)

2006 Seagrave Marauder II (S-167)

2014 Pierce Arrow (S-190)

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ John Muller, HillRag.com, East Washington History Focus, Anacostia’s First Engine Company
  3. ^ DCFD Company History, accessed April 23, 2012.

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