Engine 1

e3-2


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ID: E1-1
Address: Larned and Wayne
Built: 1860
Disposition: Razed
Notes: Engine 1 organized 1860. New firehouse built on same site E1-2 in 1889.
Operational Period: 1860 to 1889

Image Source: Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Link

Description: Fire Com. Headquarters, 1881, corner Larned and Wayne Sts., Fire Commissioners’ office and engine house.


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ID: E1-2
Address: Larned and Wayne
Built: 1889
Disposition: Razed
Notes: New firehouse built on same site E1-3 in 1929.
Operational Period: 1889 to 1929

Image Source: Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Link

Description: Wayne and Larned Sts; this building razed in 1929 to erect present bldg.

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ID: E1-3
Built: 1929
Disposition: Closed
Notes: Disbanded 1957, reactivated 1957. Disbanded 1975, reactivated 1978. Relocated to E3-2 in 1991.
Operational Period: 1929 to 1975, 1978 to 1991

Image Source: Detroit Historical Society. Link

Description: Detroit Fire Department Headquarters on the northeast corner of Washington Boulevard and W Larned Street.

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ID: E3-2
Address: 111 West Montcalm
Built: 1926
Disposition: Active
Notes:
Operational Period: 1991 to present

Image Source: Google Maps

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Engine 3

e-3-0


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ID: E3-0
Address: Clifford and Griswold
Built: 1845
Disposition: Razed in 1858
Notes: Engine 3 organized 1861. Relocated to E3-1 in 1861.
Operational Period: 1845 to 1858

Image Source: Detroit Historical Society. Link

Description: Photo showing nine firemen and the equipment of Engine Company No. 3 in front of the fire station on Clifford Street.

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ID: E3-1
Address: Clifford and Griswold
Built: 1861
Disposition: Razed
Notes: Engine 3 organized 1861, relocated to E3-2 in 1926.
Operational Period: 1861 to 1926

Image Source: Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Link

Description: Engine house, 1881, head of Griswold St.; Phenix no. 5, Clifford St. at the head of Griswold St


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Read article from Detroit Free Press about this fire company. Last Run of the Horses

ID: E3-2
Address: 111 West Montcalm
Built: 1926
Disposition: Active
Notes: Engine 3 disbanded 1976.
Operational Period: 1926 to 1976

Image Source: Google Maps

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Engine 5

e5


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ID: E5-1
Address: Larned and Riopelle
Built: 1865
Disposition: Razed
Notes: Engine 5 organized 1865, relocated to E5-2 in 1877.
Operational Period: 1865 to 1877

Image Source: Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Link

Description: Engine house, Larned and Riopelle.


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ID: E5-2
Address: Alexandrine and Cass
Built: 1877
Disposition: Razed
Notes: New firehouse built on same location E5-3 in 1909.
Operational Period: 1877 to 1909

Image Source: Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Link

Description: Engine house 1881, Alexandrine Ave. near Cass. Engine 5 built June 1877.


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ID: E5-3
Address: Alexandrine and Cass
Built: 1909
Disposition: Active
Notes: Relocated to E12-3 in 1998. Returned to E5-3 in 1999. Engine 5 disbanded in 2012.
Operational Period: 1909 to 1998, 1999 to 2012

Image Source: Google Maps

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ID: E5-3
Notes: Engine 34 organized in 1909 at E5-3. Relocated to E34-1 in 1918.

Image Source: Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Link


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ID: E12-3
Address: Warren and Lawton
Built: 1948
Disposition: Active
Notes: Engine 5 relocated back to E5-3 in 1999.
Operational Period: 1998 to 1999

Image Source: Google Maps

Engine 6

e6


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ID: E6-1
Address: Russell and High
Built: 1869
Disposition: Razed
Notes: Engine 6 organized 1868, relocated to E6-2 in 1903.
Operational Period: 1868 to 1903

Image Source: Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Link

Description: Engine house 6, cor. High and Russell Sts., 1881; Engine 6, High St., Waterloo Highway, now Vernor built April 1868.


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ID: E6-2
Address: Hastings and High
Built: 1903
Disposition: Razed
Notes: Relocated to E6-3 in 1956
Operational Period: 1903 to 1956

Image Source: Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Link

Description: Identified through date 1903 on picture of the station house in the Report of the Fire Dept. for 1904.

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Image Source: Detroit Historical Society. Link

Description: Seven men, predominately uniformed Detroit Fire Department firefighters, posing in and around an Ahrens-Fox fire engine, presumably Engine No. 6, parked outside the bay of the fire station at Hastings Street and High Street. ”D.F.D. 1903,” is carved in a pediment above one of the doors in the background.


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ID: E6-3
Address: Russell and Wilkins
Built: 1956
Disposition: Active
Notes: Engine 6 disbanded 1994.
Operational Period: 1956 to 1994

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Engine 7

e7


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ID: E7-1
Address: Elmwood and Fort
Built: 1874
Disposition: Razed
Notes: Engine 7 organized 1874, relocated to E7-2 in 1893. Relocated to E7-1 in 1950. Relocated to E7-3 in 1970.
Operational Period: 1874 to 1893, 1950 to 1970.

Image Source: Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Link

Description: Engine House 1881, Fort & Elmwood Ave., Engine 7.


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ID: E7-2
Address: Concord and Jefferson
Built: 1893
Disposition: Razed
Notes: Relocated to E7-1 in 1950.
Operational Period: 1893 to 1950.


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ID: E7-3
Address: Lafayette and Mt Elliott
Built: 1970
Disposition: Active
Notes: Disbanded 1976, reorganized 1978. Engine 7 disbanded 1979.
Operational Period: 1970 to 1976, 1978 to 1979.

Image Source: Google Maps