Location Information
(for the Old Constitution Firehouse)
Name:(Old) Constitution Firehouse
Address:1204 Main Street
City/County:Vicksburg, Warren County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1870
Registration Information
NR District Name:Main Street (Vicksburg) (1979)
    NR Status:Contributing
    Element No.:2
Mississippi Landmark Information
Book/Vol. No.:V. 854, p. 181
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Historic Vicksburg District
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The Constitution Firehouse was built in 1870 as the second house of the city's first volunteer fire company, which had been organized on April 13, 1837. This two story, three-by-three bay brick building with hip roof and cupola, round-arched door openings on the first floor, and segmented-arched window openings on the second floor, is one of the few surviving examples of a late nineteenth-century firehouse remaining in Mississippi.

This building was included as a contributing element (element #2) in the Main Street Historic District, which was placed on the National Register on 16 April 1979, from a nomination prepared by MDAH architectural historian Adele Cramer.

It is included in "Old Homes of Mississippi, Volume I: Natchez and the South" (1977, 1979) (p. 90), the "Historic Vicksburg Walking Tour Guide" (#52, pp. 42-43), and "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (p.76, YB13).