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The Former Engine Co 24 of the District of Columbia Fire Department

 
 
The Former Engine Co 24 of the District of Columbia Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
1. The Former Engine Co 24 of the District of Columbia Fire Department Marker
Inscription. The facade of the original house for Engine Company 24 was located at 3702 Georgia Avenue, N.W. just north of this site. Built in 1911, the firehouse was designed by Luther Leisenring and Charles Gregg. It originally housed horses and horse-drawn equipment. Within one year of its opening, it became the first station in the city to be fully motorized. Engine Company 24 relocated to a new facility in July 1994. The facade of the original building was relocated and integrated into the chiller plant for the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metrorail station in December 1995 by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The Government of the District of Columbia
Mayor Marion Barry Jr.
In Cooperation with the D.C. Preservation league

 
Erected by The Government of the District of Columbia.
 
Location. 38° 56.156′ N, 77° 1.491′ W. Marker is in Petworth, District of Columbia, in Washington. Touch for map. The marker is on the front wall of 3670 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20010, southwest of the intersection of Georgia Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
The Former Engine Co 24 of the District of Columbia Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
2. The Former Engine Co 24 of the District of Columbia Fire Department Marker
this marker. Mr. Lincolnís Ride (within shouting distance of this marker); Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Modern Shopper (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Next Wave (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles R. Drew and Lenore Robbins Drew (approx. 0.3 miles away); From Beer Garden to Park View (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Nob Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Treat Me Refined" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petworth.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made Features
 
Engine Company 24 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
3. Engine Company 24
Close-up of image on marker
Engine Co 24 facade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
4. Engine Co 24 facade
On the Metro Chiller Plant
Engine Company 24 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
5. Engine Company 24
In 1949 Engine Company 24 stood on the site of todayís Park Place apartments.
Close-up of photo on nearby "Mr. Lincoln's Ride" marker
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
D C -- F P image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
6. D C -- F P
Shield on the facade of Engine Company 24
Then and Now image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
7. Then and Now
The facade of Engine Company 24 and the Park Place Apartments that occupy its original location
3670 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
8. 3670 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
Engine Company # 24 has moved to 5101 Georgia Avenue Northwest (Metro sign)
Door of the Metro Chiller Plant image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
9. Door of the Metro Chiller Plant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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