Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Fire Station #8

Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Management
Capital Level II
Grant Award: $50,000 (2018); $750,000 (2021)
Grant Recipient: City of Atlantic City
County: Atlantic
Municipality: Atlantic City

Historic Fire Station #8 is a unique resource and has been used as a training and educational facility since its construction in the late nineteenth century. This brick building features neo-Romanesque details and herringbone patterned brick arches above the windows. It is a visual articulation of Atlantic City’s fire fighting history, as its apparatus bays were originally constructed to accommodate horse-drawn fire engines and its 6-story tower was designed to hang-dry fire hoses.   

The Trust grant will help fund building envelope and structural rehabilitation of Fire Department 4 and Drill School. The 2018 Trust grant helped fund the preparation of a nomination for listing in both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, a conditions assessment, and construction documents to guide adaptive reuse of the third and fourth floors.   

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