The Pioneer Hook & Ladder Fire Station, 21-23 W. Franklin Street

This beautiful, historic fire station, constructed of solid stone and brick masonry, houses nearly 6,000 square feet of space. The interior of the two-story building, with original plaster ceilings and tile floor in the vehicle bays, has undergone major changes through the years and the numerous modifications are now part of the history of this unique facility.  The second floor consists of a meeting room, a kitchen and two bunk rooms.

Zoned City-Center-Mixed-Use, it could serve as a restaurant, retail shop, office, residence or combination of such uses. The firehouse is located in the Downtown Historic District and is considered an “A” resource from an historic standpoint, which means it is potentially eligible for individual listing on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Pioneer Hook & Ladder was built in 1915 when horse-drawn crews were part of Hagerstown’s firefighting efforts. When constructed, its brick architecture was influenced by the “Prairie Style,” (popular building style in the late 19th and early 20th centuries) and retained this appearance until 1934 when the single-bay facility was significantly renovated and the front façade was reconstructed to accommodate two truck bays. 

To schedule a property tour please contact:                                                                         

Danelle Hayer, Business Development Specialist

301-739-8577 ext 141

Pioneer Hook and Ladder Building
Pioneer Firehouse rearview