Engine Company No. 2

Engine Company No. 2, is a firehouse located at 1313 Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. The firehouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1984.

History

The Hoboken Land and Improvement Company donated a piece of land on July 18, 1889, for the construction a firehouse. The firehouse was designed by Charles Fall in the Romanesque Revival style and was built in 1890. The firehouse was restored outside and modernized inside after a severe fire occurred in the 1980s. The firehouse currently houses Ladder Company 1 and Engine Company 1. The firehouse was also featured in the 2008 video game, Grand Theft Auto IV.

Design

The firehouse is a three story example of Romanesque Revival style, with Richardsonian Romanesque influences. The main building material is tan stretcher bond brick. Bands of sandstone horizontally span the facade. The engine door has cast-iron pilasters on either side. A tower extends to four stories on the southern side of the building. The mansard roof and tower roof are covered in orange terra cotta-colored pantiles.

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