Firehouses are unique Public Buildings. In some ways they
resemble the cottage industry property of the past, requiring both living and
specialty work areas. Over the years, the state of firefighting art has changed
substantially since the days of the horse drawn fire engine. Ladder trucks and
other specialized equipment of today require much larger and more sophisticated
facilities. While this change is occurring slower than more Internet related
services, there exist a variety of older Firehouses possessing varying levels
of functional utility. With this in mind, appraisers appraising Firehouses must
understand the utility needs of a Firehouse and identify short comings which
affect value. Some facilities currently
being used as Firehouses may even have a different highest and best use.
At ELLIOTT®, we understand Firehouses and their value. We
offer Firehouse Appraisal Service anywhere in the United States.