Central Fire Station

Central Fire Station is an historic fire station at Leonard and School Streets in Taunton, Massachusetts. Central Station is the oldest fire station in the country which is still in use

The station was built in 1869 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Central houses Taunton's Engine 1, Snorkel, Rescue, and Car 2.

History

The Taunton Central Fire Station was designed by Hartwell & Swazey of Boston, Massachusetts. The structure was built in 1869 by Abrham Briggs of Taunton. The Taunton Central Fire Station is the oldest active fire station in America that is still in operation. In 2008, a $2.1 million overhaul of the Central Fire Station began. The project includes a reconstructed basement and floor system designed to handle the weight of the fire trucks. The station will also be brought into compliance for access by disabled people.

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