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Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Firehouse Museum

 
 
The Firehouse Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 15, 2012
1. The Firehouse Museum Marker
Inscription.
This building was erected in 1889 as the
town’s first fire department.

It served as a working fire station
from that date until 1923.

Subsequent usage included:
Utilization as a meeting hall for the Mayor and City Council of Ellicott City; Offices of the Howard County Welfare Department, Sanitation Department, Health Department, and as a branch of the Howard County Public Library.

In 1989 the building was restored to its original appearance and in 1991 opened as the Firehouse Museum.
 
Location. 39° 16.059′ N, 76° 47.905′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is on Church Road just north of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3829 Church Road, Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Howard House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Regional Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker-Chandler House (within shouting distance of this marker); Taylor's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunflower Church
The Firehouse Museum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 15, 2012
2. The Firehouse Museum and Marker
The marker is mounted on the building to the left of the bay doors.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Odd Fellows Lodge (about 400 feet away); The Patapsco National Bank (about 600 feet away); Second Patapsco Bank Building (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Ellicott City.
 
Regarding The Firehouse Museum. The Firehouse Museum houses a wide array of fire apparatus, model toys, and an impressive visual history of Howard County’s Volunteer Fire Department. The firehouse was constructed by volunteers in 1889 and after 1923 used as a meeting hall, county office space, and library reading room before opening as a museum. Visit the Firehouse Museum Saturday and Sunday at 1-4 PM, April through December.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Firehouse Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2012
3. The Firehouse Museum
The Firehouse Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2012
4. The Firehouse Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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