Canada Hose Company Building
Canada Hose Company Building, August 2010
|Location||400-402 N. Mechanic St., Cumberland, Maryland|
|Area||0.2 acres (0.081 ha)|
|NRHP reference No.||79003257|
|Added to NRHP||September 21, 1979|
The Canada Hose Company Building is a historic firehouse in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, United States. It is a two-story gable-front brick structure. Above the doors used for the fire engines is a sign which reads "Cumberland Hose Co. No. 1." The building is the oldest of a number of old firehouses built in Cumberland during the 19th century; it was completed in 1845.
The Canada Hose Company Building was built after a major fire in Cumberland, which destroyed over 70 buildings in the area. Though Cumberland had a fire company prior, it was only after the fire that they built the building and upgraded the equipment. Before the fire, the company had been meeting in a shed.