Houston Fire Museum
Houston's Historic Fire Station No. 7 still serves Houstonians and visitors to the city as permanent home to the Houston Fire Museum, and as a testament to the people who devoted their lives to community, service, and commitment to others.
The Romanesque building, designed by architect Olle J. Lorehn, opened in 1899 and remained an active fire station until its replacement was built in 1969. “Old 7’s,” as it is fondly called, is the oldest firehouse in Houston still standing. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
The Houston Fire Museum has partnered with REPRACTICE architecture and Tellepsen Builders to preserve the historic integrity of the building. Enhanced exhibits and fire and life safety programs are also being developed.
Please consider contributing to our efforts to preserve this important piece of Houston’s history for future generations.
The Houston Fire Museum was proud to host the poster exhibition September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World in observation of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Created by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities these 14 posters provide an introduction to the history, aftermath, and ongoing repercussions of the 9/11 attacks and include archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Please click here to view these powerful and unforgettable images and reflections.