• Image: Historic photo of horse drawn carriage with the first fireman stationed in the Firehouse Hostel building

The Firehouse Hostel and Lounge are located in the oldest standing fire station in Austin.  The original facade of Washington Fire Hall #1 at 605 Brazos is pictured below, was built in 1885.  The building was home to a brigade of volunteer firemen through the turn of the 20th century.

  • Image: Firehouse Hostel Building in 1890
  • Image: Essex Carrington Firehouse Volunteer in 1890