Dayton's History Recreated
Jimmie's Ladder 11 is located inside a former firehouse that dates back to 1892 and is believed to be one of the last Dayton firehouses to use a horse drawn appartus. It was in continuous use until the new Fire House No. 11 opened at 145 Warren Street in 1987.
Everything that hangs on the walls tells a unique story. A wooden fire pole replicates the 1892 original. Talented artisans and Construction Designer, Mark Shannon went to great lengths to retain parts of the original firehouse. Repurposed wood was used throughout the restaurant, the original steam radiators and brass fire pole were beautifully repurposed into railings.
The result is an impressive recreation, a key part of Jimmie's Charm. The two-story restaurant and bar has dozens of tables situated under tall, exposed ceilings and a large upstairs party room and bar. The focal point of Jimmie's is a classic wooden bar that includes a massive replica steam engine tap from the 1890's as well as three taps fashioned from a vintage fire hydrant.