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Pufferbelly Restaurant (Engine Company No. 1, Hook and Ladder Company No. 2)

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Engine Company No. 1, Hook and Ladder Company No. 2
1907–1908, Constable Brothers Construction Company. 414 French St.

Pufferbelly Restaurant is an excellent example of adaptive reuse and the advantage of a good location at the midpoint between two of the city's largest downtown employers. Simple corbeling, pilaster strips, a stone lintel course, and recessed panels highlight its rounded entrance bay. The city's oldest remaining firehouse, built in 1903 (428 Chestnut Street), also was adapted for a new use: in 1975 it became the Firefighters Historical Museum. It is a simple maroon brick building with a handsome paneled chimney on its W. 4th Street elevation.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Pufferbelly Restaurant (Engine Company No. 1, Hook and Ladder Company No. 2)", [Erie, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-ER13.

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Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 488-488.

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