If you’ve never been before, you may want to check out the remodeled Fire Station 2. The Indianapolis Fire Museum at 748 Massachusetts Avenue is a compact treasure trove/ memorial to all the brave souls who have worked so hard to protect our fair city from fires through the years. I had always heard of the famed Bowen-Merrill fire on West Washington Street, and they have a photo of that section of Washington Street (post-fire) hanging inside the museum. Also of note are the vintage fire trucks–the 1922? Stutz fire engine has been beautifully restored, and the volunteer gentlemen working there were particularly affable. IMCPL helped digitize a vast collection of photos and other ephemera–don’t miss the chance to peruse those here. Definitely worth a visit–the pamphlet says open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and Saturdays April-October. Phone number 317-262-5161.

One response to “Room With a View: Indianapolis Fire Museum, Mass Ave”

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    Will stay with posts like this! Very interesting! This must have been Indianapolis’ second station…like Highland Park was Indianapolis’ first city park outside the Mile Square…

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