Chicago firehouse turns 135

Chicago’s oldest operational firehouse is celebrating its 135th birthday.

The fire station on the city’s near-West Side was built in 1873–two years after the Great Chicago Fire destroyed swaths of the city. Top officials with the Chicago Fire Department celebrated the firehouse’s anniversary on Saturday. But the station won’t be in use much longer. That’s because the firefighters that belong to Engine 18 are moving to a new home next month. (AP) Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

About Post Author


From the Web

Skip to content