Chicago Landmarks

Engine Company 59, Truck 47

Exterior view, CCL, 2003     Address: 5714 N. Ridge Ave.
Year Built: 1928
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: October 1, 2003

Window detail, CCL, 2003 This distinctive firehouse was built during an important period of growth for Chicago that resulted in the construction of some of the City's most ornate firehouses. It is trimmed in terra cotta and ornamented with Classical-style details. Through their history and architecture historic Chicago firehouses like this one represent evolving ideas about the firehouse and fire protection in the City over time.