San Francisco Points of Interest

San Francisco Engine Company No. 33
3 February 2012
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Engine Company No. 33
117 Broad Street
Built 1896

This Classical Revival firehouse was designed by Charles R. Wilson and built entirely of redwood. The ceilings are twenty feet high and the hose drying tower is over sixty feet high.

Located in Oceanview District, this firehouse was built to protect a woman's college which was never built. In 1896, this area was famous for its wild flowers and frog ponds. After the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, Oceanview began to develop as a residential neighborhood.

In 1896 there was a fire in a munitions factory in nearby Colma, and Engine 33 was dispatched to assist in fighting the blaze, the first instance of mutual aid by the SFFD to a neighboring fire department.

When the Department was converting to motorized apparatus between 1912 and 1921, Engine 33 was the last company to bid farewell to their horse drawn apparatus.

In 1977, the building was decommissioned as a firehouse and subsequently sold at public auction. It has been a private residence since.

Source: GuardiansofTheCity.org

Vintage San Francisco Firehouses

Engine Company No. 1, 451 Pacific Avenue
Engine Company No. 2, 460 Bush Street
Engine Company No. 7, 3160 16th Street
Engine Company No. 8, 1648 Pacific Avenue
Engine Company No. 9 and Fire Boat House, Pier 22½, Embarcadero at Harrison

Engine Company No. 13, 1458 Valencia Street
Engine Company No. 14, 1051 McAllister Street
Engine Company No. 16, 909 Tennessee Street
Engine Company No. 21, 1152 Oak Street
Engine Company No. 22, 1348 10th Avenue

Engine Company No. 23, 3022 Washington Street
Engine Company No. 24, 100 Hoffman Avenue
Engine Company No. 25, 3305 Third Street
Engine Company No. 27, 52 Waller Street
Engine Company No. 30, 1757 Waller Street

Engine Company No. 31, 1088 Green Street
Engine Company No. 33, 117 Broad Street
Engine Company No. 37, 2501 25th Street
Engine Company No. 40, 1249 Clayton Street
Engine Company No. 43, 724 Brazil Avenue

Engine Company No. 44, 3816 22nd Street
Engine Company No. 47, 1298 Girard Street
Engine Company No. 48, 798 Wisconsin Street
Dennis T Sullivan Memorial Fire Chief's Home
Pumping Station No. 2
Underwriter's Fire Patrol, 147 Natoma Street

GuardiansofTheCity.org is the definitive Web guide to San Francisco firehouses, both vintage and modern.

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