Hello and Welcome
The Elgin Fire Barn No. 5 Museum is a Nationally Registered Historical Building and second official landmark in Elgin, Illinois. Established in 1903, it was the fifth original fire barn in Elgin which originally housed horses and a firefighting carriage. The Fire Barn has been out of operation since 1991, but it now operates as a museum which contain historical firefighting artifacts. Its rich history and spirit keep the Barn feeling lively with visitors coming from near and far to learn about decades worth of stories and services from our brave firefighters.
Firefighter Memorial Plaza
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Our vision of creating a memorial for our firefighters is finally coming together after many years in the making. Major efforts are now being put towards raising money before construction begins. This wouldn't be possible without the neighborhood residents, Elgin firefighter retirees, past and present museum members, and the steering committee.
The memorial plans call for expanding an area to include three flag poles, a seating area, and a water fountain. Elgin Fire Barn is honored to house this sanctuary for all our brave firefighters who served in the communities. The names of all area firefighters who served will be recognized and commended for their incredible service.