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Camp Curtin Fire Station
Camp Curtin Firestation Harrisburg PA.JPG
Location 2504 N. 6th St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1910
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP reference No. 81000541
Added to NRHP August 11, 1981

The Camp Curtin Fire Station is a historic fire station located at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, and was decommissioned around that same time because it was no longer large enough to accommodate standard fire trucks.

History

The Camp Curtin Fire Station was built in 1910, and was home to the Camp Curtin Fire Company. It is a two-story, rectangular brick building, measuring 38 by 46 feet (12 by 14 m). The building exhibits Italianate style design elements. It features a square wooden bell tower at the center of the front facade. The tower has a hipped, shingled roof and four stilted segmental arches.

In 1915, residents of Harrisburg's tenth ward petitioned city leaders to fund the purchase of modern fire equipment, including a new chemical engine, citing the lack of sufficient fire protection in their ward and outdated equipment in use at the time by the Camp Curtin Fire Company.

This building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. The station was decommissioned sometime around this same time.

In 2019, the Historic Harrisburg Association announced that a medical marijuana dispensary would open in the building, and that the owners planned "to preserve much of the historic building's character and charm." It had previously housed a restaurant serving barbecue.

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