Glenwood Fire Station (Engine Company Number 4)

Raleigh's municipal fire department, organized in 1912, erected this small neighborhood fire station, one of the city's first. Resembling the surrounding modest bungalows of the Glenwood neighborhood, the station features dark brick walls, a prominent porch, and a characteristic low-pitched roof. The large doors on the facade access the interior space where the fire truck was stored. The building exterior remains virtually unchanged since its construction but it is no longer used as a fire station. Private residence.

Date: 1924

Images

Glenwood Fire Station (Engine Company Number 4), 2010
Glenwood Fire Station (Engine Company Number 4), 2010 Image courtesy of A. Neifeld, Capital City Camera Club.
Glenwood Fire Station (Engine Company Number 4), 2010
Glenwood Fire Station (Engine Company Number 4), 2010 Side view. Image courtesy of A. Neifeld, Capital City Camera Club.
Glenwood Fire Station, 1980s
Glenwood Fire Station, 1980s Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Glenwood Fire Station (Engine Company Number 4)
Glenwood Fire Station (Engine Company Number 4) Image courtesy of Capital Area Preservation.

Location

505 Jefferson Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Glenwood Fire Station (Engine Company Number 4),” Raleigh Historic, accessed May 30, 2024, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/92.