Canada Hose Company Building
Canada Hose Company Cumberland MD1.jpg
Canada Hose Company Building, August 2010
Canada Hose Company Building is located in Maryland
Canada Hose Company Building
Canada Hose Company Building is located in the United States
Canada Hose Company Building
Location400-402 N. Mechanic St., Cumberland, Maryland
Coordinates39°39′21.23″N 78°46′04.37″W / 39.6558972°N 78.7678806°W / 39.6558972; -78.7678806Coordinates: 39°39′21.23″N 78°46′04.37″W / 39.6558972°N 78.7678806°W / 39.6558972; -78.7678806
Area0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built1845
NRHP reference No.79003257[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 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.[2]

The Canada Hose Company Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

History

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. [3]

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ William Pratt and Dave Dorsey (November 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Canada Hose Company Building" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  3. ^ National Park Service. "Canada Hose Company". National Park Service. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 15 April 2019.

External links

  • Canada Hose Company Building, Allegany County, including photo from 1979, at Maryland Historical Trust