Detroit Fire Department – Engine 10

//Detroit Fire Department – Engine 10
Detroit Fire Department – Engine 10 2015-08-27T04:33:12+00:00

Project Description

The Detroit Fire Department built Engine 10 in 1910.  Engine 10 was located at 3396 Vinewood Street at the corner of West Grand Boulevard, on Detroit’s near west side.  Engine 10 was built in to assist fire and paramedic services to the north west Detroit.  Engine 10 was a two-story, brick structure with stone details and accents.  The exterior of Engine 10 featured a mostly red-brick façade with twin garage doors for the fire engines to pull in and out of.  The façade also featured brick, arched windows that lined the second floor of the station’s exterior. In between the first and second floor, a thin, horizontal, stone-band ran the entire width of the front façade. The stone-band featured intricate, small, circular designs that were centered throughout the band. Directly below the stone-band, there were a couple of stone-blocks with garland designs that lined the front façade of the fire station. One of the garland-designed, stone-blocks was located above the first floor window and the other was located above the twin garage doors. On each side of the garland-designed, stone-blocks, another rectangular, stone-block was featured above each of the garage doors.  The stone-block above the north garage door had the words “LADDER CO. NO. 4.”  The other stone-block, located above the south garage door, had the words “ENGINE CO. NO. 10.”  The front roofline of the red-brick façade featured a stone-cornice that had ornate, stone dentils that followed along the front cornice.  The rooftop slopes upward and comes to a peak on each side of the building.  Engine 10 of the Detroit Fire Department was a gorgeous building and it would go on to serve Detroit for over 100 years.

In 2012, Engine 10 of the Detroit Fire Department was closed down due to budget cuts and a city-wide restructuring of the fire department.  Unfortunately, scrappers broke into the fire station and severely damaged the building.  Engine 10 would never re-open again, however it was properly secured with indestructible airplane fiberglass.

As of 2015, Engine 10 still sits abandoned.  There are no current plans for the former fire station.