Category Archives: Firehouses

Day 107: Fire Alarm Box

This is a photo of a fire alarm box outside of Engine Co. 98 on Chicago Ave.   A fire alarm box is an outdoor device used for notifying a fire department of a fire. The first practical fire alarm system was … Continue reading

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Day 100: 100 Years Of Service

As this is my 100th post of the year, I wanted to post a picture of a firehouse that has served over 100 years of service.  Engine Company 98 Firehouse was designed by architect C.F. Hermann and was built in … Continue reading

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Day 95: Firehouse on Illinois

If you guessed the Firehouse located at 228 Illinois in River North, you were right. This is 228 W. Illinois Avenue and Franklin Street. The firehouse was built in 1887, and was initially the home of Engine 42- Squad 1- … Continue reading

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Day 86: Chicago Fire Department Relief Columns

This structure located outside of the Midway Airport Fire Department, Engine 127, is a combination of architectural artifacts that were salvaged from Chicago Fire Houses that have since been demolished.  Uptop is the limestone lintel inscribed “Chicago Fire Department” that was saved … Continue reading

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