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Behind The Scenes: Restoring Engine House No. 16

April 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fireman Creative’s Engine House
7101 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Thursday, April 7, 2016

6:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a Behind The Scenes tour of the restored former Engine House No 16. The historic red brick firehouse opened for business in 1898 in what was then the richest neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Prominently located on Penn Avenue in Point Breeze, the firehouse served the Heinz, Westinghouse, Armstrong, Frick and Card Estates. In 1913, it became the first firehouse in the City of Pittsburgh to have a motor-powered engine.

The building was recently purchased from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and has been comprehensively restored and adapted for reuse as the offices of Fireman Creative a marketing firm that moved in on March 1, 2016.

Join us for a tour of the three-story building and and hear from Paul Fireman about the complicated restoration process and how aspects of this former firehouse are being applied to contemporary use. The architect was Andrew Moss, contractor SOTA Construction Services, with planning help from Craig Dunham and Linda Smith.

Founded in 2001, Fireman Creative is a strategic marketing firm that specializes in sustainability, community building, technology and real estate. It is owned by Paul Fireman, a Pittsburgh native, who has always dreamed of owning a firehouse.

This event is FREE to PHLF Members.
Non-members: $10
Light snacks and refreshments.
Space is limited to 30 people. First come, first serve.
RSVPs to  412-471-5808 ext. 527
Street parking in the neighborhood.



April 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fireman’s Creative Engine House
7101 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633