What's New?
  • Elmira City Council voted (6-1) on January 22, 2007 to authorize the Mayor to provide 30 days written notice to our organization that the City will take back Station #4 per a reverter clause.
  • The Historic 1897 Firehouse organization has owned the building since 1995 and has steadily made progress on the restoration work.
  • Click to see full details on the vote and a synopsis of the work our organization has done.
  • The City provided the 30-day notice that the building will be taken back on Thursday, April 5, 2007. The property will officially transfer to the City of Elmira on Monday, May 7, 2007. You can still help!

Firehouse Fast Facts
Did you know that the Firehouse was constructed for an approximate total of $12,000, including outfitting the station?

On November 8, 1897, the contract for building construction was awarded to Swan and Murray for $6,873.

The plumbing contract was awarded to Gridley & Co. for their bid of $300.

The heating contract was not awarded on this date, but bids were received ranging from $214 to $537.

Source: Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, 11/8/1897
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How To Help
Why do we need your help?

What we need:
  • Corporate/individual contributions of cash, construction materials, and/or services
  • Corporate sponsorships
  • Active members and volunteers

Contact Info
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