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Former Chicago firehouse for sale

Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale. Chicago Tribune photo

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribume.com:

2414 W. Cuyler Ave. in Chicago: $1,049,000

Listed on Nov. 3, 2017

One-of-a-kind gut-renovated 3,600-square-feet of a 1899 Chicago Firehouse in North Center by Lincoln Square and in the popular Coonley School District. This historical landmark is the only frame firehouse remaining in the city. Soaring 12-foot ceilings, wood beams, open first floor-floor plan, radiant-heated concrete floors on first floor and wood floors on second. Second floor has master suite with bay window, two bedrooms, an office/exercise room and a den. Oversized, attached two-car garage.

Agent: Sharon Gillman and Marissa Schaefer of Baird & Warner, 312-640-7010

interior of Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Chicago Tribune photo

interior of Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Chicago Tribune photo

interior of Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Chicago Tribune photo

interior of Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Chicago Tribune photo

interior of Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Chicago Tribune photo

 

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Chicago sells old firehouse (more)

Excepts from dnainfo.com:

This fall, Chicago Filmmakers will make its grand debut at the redeveloped building at 5720 N. Ridge Ave., a historical landmark built in 1928 that was sold to the group for $36,000 in 2014

The Edgewater Historical Society held tours throughout the building earlier this month to give curious neighbors a glimpse into the building recognizable to the many commuters who pass it daily.  Though built in the late 1920s, the building was actually designed to depict an even older firehouse, according to the historical society. 

Outside, work has been done to restore the extensive cream terra cotta, which includes details relating to the building’s firehouse days, as well as its deep red bricks, which once housed Truck Company No. 47 and later Engine Company 59. 

Because of its landmark status, most of its brick and terra cotta exterior was required to be maintained. But inside, the firehouse has nearly completed its transformation into the organization’s new headquarters.

Fresh coats of paint, original glazed brick, a sunlit conference room and classrooms, projection room, box office in the firehouse’s former kitchen and a theater have taken the place of rescue equipment. 

The building will accommodate screenings, events, classes and more.

An adjacent lot where a single-story home once stood will be redeveloped into a garden and green area.

Get a before and after look at the project below.

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Click the link above to see the photos of the before and after

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Plainfield Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the Herald-news.com:

On Monday, the Plainfield Village Board granted a special use permit for planned development of a mixed-use building at 15025 S. Des Plaines St., the former Plainfield Fire Protection District headquarters.

Developers plan to convert the second level into six residential units while the first floor is transformed for commercial or restaurant use.  The plan includes the potential for a second phase in which the building would be added on to and would feature a similar arrangement, with four additional residential units.

The fire station is steps from downtown’s main strip of Lockport Street.

Interior demolition work is underway, according to board documents. The station opened in 1950 and closed in 2009, when the fire district opened a new station on South Coil Plus Drive. It was used as storage until it was sold in September.

The village’s staff report states that rental occupancy downtown is very high, and contact continues to come in from companies interested in locating downtown.

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Former Maywood firehouse for sale

photo from Zillow

photo from Zillow

Found on Zillow.com:

511 Saint Charles Rd, Maywood, IL 60153 – 2 beds 4 baths 2,400 sqft

 FOR SALE
$249,900 
Zestimate®:  $234,467 
1904 Historic Firehouse on National Register of Historic Places. 2400 Sq Ft. Loft Living space on 2nd + 3rd Floor with 2.5 Baths. Oak Floors + Wood work, Wood Burning Fireplace. Granite counter tops, Stainless Appliances, Roof top Patio. 2000 Sq. ft. Garage/Shop with 14′ ft. Ceilings, separate heat, and Half Bath. Two fire poles. Walk to Commuter Line. Master Suite. Sold as is.

FACTS

  • Baths: 2 full, 2 half
  • Lot: 1,742 sqft
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1904
  • 13 days on Zillow
  • Views since listing: 1,110
  • All time views: 1,240
  • 14 shoppers saved this home
  • Heating: Forced air
  • Last sold: Jun 2003 for $142,000
  • Price/sqft: $104
  • MLS #: 09485979
  • Good solar potential
    Sun Number™: 68

FEATURES

  • Cable Ready
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Hardwood
  • Skylight
Former Maywood firehouse for sale

photo from Zillow

Former Maywood firehouse for sale

photo from Zillow

Former Maywood firehouse for sale

photo from Zillow

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New use for old Chicago fire station (more)

Excerpts from Michiganavemag.com:

Unique Places to Get Married Around Chicago

Firehouse Chicago

Firehouse Chicago.

Though it’s now a quaint and beautiful event space, Firehouse Chicago was once—you guessed it—a firehouse. The Northside building was home to Engine Company 70 for more than 100 years, and included four horse stables in addition to its high ceilings and white glazed brick. The building was renovated to maintain its original character and beauty, including antique doors and lighting, making it not only a unique and spectacular wedding venue, but also an unforgettable setting steeped in history. 1545 W. Rosemont, 773-850-1545

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New use for old Chicago firehouse

Excerpts from dnainfochicago.com:

Work will soon be underway for the $600,000 transformation of the historic 1928 firehouse on Ridge Avenue into a headquarters and movie house for the currently Andersonville-based Chicago Filmmakers, city records show. The total budget to transform the firehouse into Chicago Filmmakers’ new home is $1,000,000.

Permits issued by the city Friday include the construction of a 149-person movie theater, artistic and instructional spaces and offices, the addition of an elevator and exit stairs, plus upgraded plumbing and electrical systems.

Once the firehouse is renovated, the nonprofit film organization would use the building to offer weekly screenings of independent films and documentaries, as well as classes available to the public.

The firehouse was sold to Chicago Filmmakers by the city in 2014 for $36,000, but the group has been focusing on fundraising since to raise the $600,000 necessary for changes.

Initial plans place the main entrance to the building off of the alley, with a concession stand and bathroom built just inside. The existing parking lot on the property includes 15 spaces.

Next door to the firehouse, a recently demolished residential structure is slated to become a park or green space.

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New use for old CFD firehouse

This from the uptown update.com:

Status Check: 1217-19 W. Gunnison

FLATS Firehouse at 1217-19 W. Gunnison

How cool would it be to live in a firehouse? This formerly rundown and long-vacant firehouse near Gunnison and Lawrence is just about complete. The exterior has been cleaned up drastically, with all new windows, doors and new lighting. A garage door style window has been installed where the old wooden door once was, allowing more light in.
The apartments aren’t yet listed on the Flats Chicago website, but keep checking. A quick reminder of what this space once looked like:

1217-19 W. Gunnison (former view via Google)

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Chicago African American Firefighters Museum

This from Brian P. Kazmierzak:

While on my way to O’Hare Airport the other day, I took a side trip off the Dan Ryan to Al’s Beef and to drive by the old quarters of Engine 61/Ambulance 36 (5349 S. Wabash).  I spent a lot of time “fanning” in that firehouse from 1993-1999.  The firehouse, which was last in-service as EMS South before they moved to the new Engine 16’s quarters, has been given to the African American Firefighters Museum.  There are some pretty neat historic graphic stickers on the window.  Here are a couple photos.

African American Firefighters Museum

Brian P. Kazmierzak photo

African American Firefighters Museum

Brian P. Kazmierzak photo

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Steve Redick:

Had ocasion to shoot old 70’s house and the new house for 102.

Steve

Chicago fire station

Steve Redick photo

former Chicago fire station

Steve Redick photo

former Chicago firehouse

Steve Redick photo

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New use for old Chicago fire station

The ChicagoReader.com has an article about the current tenant in a former fire house on Chicago’s north side

The sign above the century-old building at 1545 W. Rosemont still reads fire department, having once belonged to Engine Company 70. But since 2008, the address has been a media production hub.

Its ground floor, where a fire truck once parked, is now Firehouse Studios’ 22-by-60-foot video and photo studio as well as a rentable event venue run by its sister company, Firehouse Chicago. The editors of the video production company Plum Productions, whose clients include Visa, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and White Castle, work upstairs in what used to be the firefighters’ sleeping quarters. The firehouse’s old horse stable from the preautomobile days has been renovated into a kitchen.

new use for old Chicago fire house

Former Chicago firehouse with a new tenant. – Courtesy Firehouse Studios

Firehouse Studios’ owner, Tim Plum, first heard about the building in ’08, when Engine Company 70 was preparing to move to a $9.3 million, 16,000-square-foot firehouse at 6030 N. Clark. He was in the market for new office space, and 40th Ward alderman Patrick O’Connor was looking for a new use for the soon-to-be-empty firehouse.

“I initially approached Alderman O’Connor because there was an old police station on Foster Avenue. I thought it’d be really cool to have a production company in a police station and the editing suites in the jail cells. Then he told me about the firehouse,” Plum says. “We drove by it that night, had a peek, and a formal tour with the firemen.”

Without the steady stream of emergency calls and sirens, the firehouse has settled into a tranquil rhythm—except, of course, when someone takes a giddy slide down the fireman’s pole.

 

 

 

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