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Engine Company 78

Exterior view, CCL, 2003     Address: 1052 W. Waveland Ave.
Year Built: 1915
Architect:
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: October 1, 2003

This well-loved firehouse, located a deep Chicago Cub's home run away from Wrigley Field, is one of the "first-generation" firehouses constructed to exclusively house motorized vehicles. Through their history and architecture historic Chicago firehouses like this one represent evolving ideas about the firehouse and fire protection in the City over time.

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