Firehouse 17 is a brick firehouse in Portland, Oregon. The client desired a sensitive and well crafted restoration. The complexities of this adaptive reuse presented an inspired challenge from the start. Beginning as early as 1928, Engine 17 was slowly altered as the fire department’s needs changed. While the front elevation has maintained its original character & integrity, the remaining structure, systems and finishes required a great deal of attention & customization. Working in collaboration with Design Architect Matthew Roman of Roman Design, Greenline acted as general contractor and primary woodworking discipline to restore this iconic NW Portland Firehouse. Many specialty artisans and subcontractors were employed to craft all the nuanced detail in this preservation/restoration project.
Firehouse 17 received Restore Oregon‘s DeMuro Award for Historic Preservation. October 2019.
Original Build date: 1912
Architect: Lee Gray Holden, Battalion Chief