Happy Hour Available in the Bar Room from 4:00pm-6:00pm Monday-Friday
The Chicago Firehouse is located on the corner of 14th Street and Michigan Avenue at 1401 South Michigan Avenue. The building was erected in 1905 by a famous architect by the name of Charles Harmann. The firehouse was built to serve the Prairie Avenue Community and its surroundings.
The building stands in much of its same splendor today. However, some interesting changes have occurred. The stables, which used to house the horses for the wagons, have now been replaced with a courtyard. The upstairs, which once had a large room to store the hay for the stables, later transformed to a handball court and now has been transformed to a banquet kitchen. The remaining part of the upstairs contained the living quarters for the firemen; where the movie Backdraft was filmed now serves as our banquet space. Reminiscent of the old spiral staircase, which in the wintertime prevented horses from climbing upstairs to the living area where the heat existed, has now been relocated to our courtyard.
Since opening as a restaurant in 2000, The Chicago Firehouse Engine Company 104 still serves the neighborhood today, but in a slightly different capacity, with its American Classic menu.