Old Engine Company No. 12 (Eckington Firehouse)

Designed by Snowden Ashford, Engine Company 12 was constructed in response to the Eckington Citizens Association’s call for fire protection. The firehouse has been a visual landmark of the neighborhood since its construction in 1896-97. The Italian Renaissance Revival edifice set the tone for institutional and commercial construction on North Capitol Street, where it remains as the last and architecturally most intact of the extant Victorian firehouses

DC designation May 25, 2006
National Register listing June 6, 2007



1626 North Capitol Street, NW