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Richmond Fire Museum (Steamer Company No. 5)

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Steamer Company No. 5
1884, Wilfred Emory Cutshaw, city engineer. 200 W. Marshall St. Open to the public
  • (Photograph by Patricia Lynette Searl)

Occupying a triangular site, this bracketed Italianate structure is one of several schools and markets in this style by Cutshaw, who designed a number of buildings in his position as city engineer. A cupola that once graced the roof housed a warning bell for the police and fire stations that shared the building. It now houses firefighting equipment on exhibit.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Richmond Fire Museum (Steamer Company No. 5)", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 232-232.

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