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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Houston Fire Station No. 7

 
 
Houston Fire Station No. 7 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
1. Houston Fire Station No. 7 Marker
Inscription. Houston's oldest fire house, this building was designed by Olle J. Lorehn (c.1864-1939) and was completed in January 1899. The two-story brick structure features rusticated stone details, a five-bay front with central arched entry flanked by two apparatus bay entries, and unique parapet details. Updated in the 1920s to change from horse-drawn to motorized equipment, the station remained in active service until 1968.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988

 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10694.)
 
Location. 29° 44.849′ N, 95° 22.495′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Milam Street 0.1 miles north of McGowen Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on the wall to the right of the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2403 Milam Street, Houston TX 77006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Apartments (approx. 0.3 miles away); League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 60 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Courtlandt Place (approx. half a mile away); James L. Autry House
Houston Fire Station No. 7 image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
2. Houston Fire Station No. 7
Marker can be seen in the low center of the picture
(approx. half a mile away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple Beth Israel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Origins of Freedman's Town (approx. 0.7 miles away); Amos B. Edson (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Regarding Houston Fire Station No. 7. This fire station is now the Houston Fire Museum and is in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Article on the Fire Station. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. The Fire Museum of Houston. (Submitted on January 23, 2013.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Fire Museum of Houston image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
3. The Fire Museum of Houston
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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