Step back in time with this 4-alarm gem.

Built in 1882, the E. Romero Hose & Fire Company was the first volunteer fire station in the state, and served the Las Vegas community until recent times. In the early years the building’s strategic location allowed it to pump water directly from the Acequia Madre which flowed directly under the build and was the lifeblood of the community for much of its history. The two-story brick structure was built in the World’s Fair Classic Style and has a pressed metal cornice in a dentil pattern. Three large folding doors grace the front façade, and you can almost imagine a horse-drawn fire wagon bursting from the entrance. And in 1969 the iconic film, Easy Rider, used the fire station as a backdrop for several scenes.

Located in Las Vegas’s Bridge Street Historic District, the building is on the National Trust of Historical Buildings…a must-see for architectural buffs. Today the building is undergoing extensive restoration through Main Street Las Vegas, and will soon house a museum and be the administrative offices for the local fire department. To learn more about the restoration of the firehouse, please visit MainStreet de Las Vegas’ website.

For more information and directions, please call the E. Romero Hose & Fire Co. at 505-425-9373

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