Marker Details

Fire Station No. 7, Houston

2403 Milam St

Houston , 77006

National Registry plaque just below marker
Directions: Marker mounted on exterior wall near entrance, east side of Milam

Key Time Period: 1893 - 1919 City Beautiful - WW I

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: Houston's oldest fire house, this building was designed by Olle J. Lorehn (c. 1964-1939) and was completed in January 1899. The two-story brick structure features rusticated stone details, a five-bay front with central arched entry flanked by two apparatus bay entries, and unique parapet details. Updated in the 1920s to change from horse-drawn to motorized equipment, the station remained in active service until 1968.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 P

GPS Coordinates: 29 44.858, 95 22.489

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10694