Fourth Ward Hook & Ladder Company

The rich history of the site of the Frenchtown Museum and Research Center -  

1880 - Fourth Ward Hook & Ladder Company or Hose Company No. 2

1943 - The Brown Brothers Garage converted the building to suit their needs

2003 - a Fleur-de-lis Festival marked the opening of the one room Frenchtown Heritage Museum opening to the public.

2005 -  the City of St. Charles provided a grant to rebuild the façade to the original look of this historic building.

2006 - the bell tower was hoisted into place.