Tag Archives: Engine House

Engine House #5

Engine House No. 5 is located at 1453 Earnest S. Brazil St., Tacoma, and was constructed in 1935 and listed on the National Register in 1984. It is one of 17 fire stations in Tacoma. http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?hid=8023

The City of Tacoma placed 11 individual fire related properties (9 stations, 1 ship and an alarm system) on the national historical register in 1983. The nomination form is located here:  http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/64000904.pdf


Engine House No. 9

We went back to the 6th Avenue Farmer’s Market today, but I had already used that as my place of the day.  When I looked around, I realized the market was right smack in front of Engine House No. 9 (E9) .  I love E9!  It is a restaurant/brew pub situated in a beautifully restored 1907 fire station.  The Engine House moved out of the building in 1965 and it was remodeled as a tavern in 1973.  The property was placed on the national historic register in 1975. Microbrew beer was served here as of 1984 and it became the first non-smoking tavern in Pierce County in 1992.