Washington Firehouse No. 5

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Fire Station No. 5
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The building in 2008, currently used to house a legal firm.
Washington Firehouse No. 5 is located in Alabama
Washington Firehouse No. 5
Washington Firehouse No. 5 is located in the US
Washington Firehouse No. 5
Location 7 North Lawrence Street
Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°41′24.54″N 88°2′54.11″W / 30.6901500°N 88.0483639°W / 30.6901500; -88.0483639Coordinates: 30°41′24.54″N 88°2′54.11″W / 30.6901500°N 88.0483639°W / 30.6901500; -88.0483639
Built 1851
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 83003462[1]
Added to NRHP December 22, 1983[1]

Washington Firehouse No. 5 is a historic fire station in Mobile, Alabama, United States.[1] The two-story brick Greek Revival building was built in 1851 at a cost of $5,500. It was constructed to house the privately run Washington Fire Company.[2] The building features a Doric distyle-in-antis arrangement at the street level supporting an upper story with jib windows opening onto a cantilevered iron balcony.[3] The building was documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1936[4] and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1983.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Dauphin Street Virtual Walking Tour". "Main Street Mobile". Archived from the original on 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  3. ^ Gamble, Robert Historic architecture in Alabama: a guide to styles and types, 1810-1930, page 70. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press, 1990. ISBN 0-8173-1134-3.
  4. ^ "Washington Fire Engine Company No. 5". "Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)". Retrieved 2008-03-27.