Engine Company No. 26

Like the other suburban firehouses of the time, Engine Company 26 was designed by Municipal Architect Nathan Wyeth in 1936 as a Colonial Revival-style, one-story “bungalow.”

The style was considered suited to this region, with its Georgian tradition, and was favored by the Commission of Fine Arts for neighborhood government buildings. The form of the low-slung interwar firehouses was consistent with this style, and also took advantage of larger suburban building lots and adaptation to all-automotive apparatus.
Nominated by the Capital Fire Museum

DC Inventory: February 24, 2011

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1340 Rhode Island Avenue, NE