How the firehouse got to us

The third most popular question we are asked when someone finds out we own and live in a firehouse is “What’s the history of the building?” The most popular question  remains “Does it have a fire pole?” (It does.) That’s usually followed by an inquiry is about our heating/cooling bills. (Which I touched on here.)

We’ve been piecing together the history of this place ever since we fell in love with it. Here’s what we’ve learned.

firehouse history

We’re still on the hunt for more info. We would love to get our hands on the blueprints or some old pictures. Supposedly there’s a St Louis fire fighters museum, but we’ve heard mixed reviews about the contents. Have you ever tried to dig up facts on your house? Any tips?