In 1940, Old Engine Company No. 26 moved in with Truck Company No. 15 at 1340 Rhode Island Avenue NE, when a restructuring of the fire department led to the disposal of redundant stations. The combined branches became known as Engine Company No. 26, nestled between Brentwood and Brookland. The engine company left its former location on 22nd Street NE.
Designed by Municipal Architect Nathan Wyeth (1870-1963) in 1936, Engine Company No. 26 is in the Colonial Revival style. The Commission of Fine Arts preferred this sort of one-story "bungalow" for neighborhood government buildings. This is consistent with other interwar firehouses that took advantage of larger suburban building lots and new automotive apparatus technologies.
DC Inventory: February 24, 2011
National Register: May 18, 2011