A Fire Station Repurposed
A few weeks ago, we featured a building in Cabrini Green that was one of the old Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol buildings. The Fire Insurance Patrols were the predecessors of today’s Chicago Fire Department.
While a lot of these old buildings are gone, a number of them remain scattered around the city. This one has been repurposed into a classroom building for the Old Saint Patrick’s campus of the Francis Xavier Warde elementary school (120 South DesPlaines Street).
Lots of children dream of becoming a firefighter. Hopefully the school lets them know that they’re being educated in an old firehouse.