Engine 206 moved from downtown Brooklyn to a new house four miles away on Metropolitan Avenue, originally scheduled for Engine 285 and Ladder 133, in 1915.Eng. 206 was one of the last engine companies to have 2 pieces of apparatus. A Deputy in the 11th Div.
saw to that. I think that they were a 7 man company at that time because out OT went up quite a bit when
they were moved to the 28 Batt. from the 35.
Yes, their old quarters on Metropolitan is across the avenue from their present FH on Grand. there was an artist living there in early 2000's, not sure if privately owned or like city owned artist coop. Believe 265/121 old quarters is city artist cooperative.Engine 206 moved from downtown Brooklyn to a new house four miles away on Metropolitan Avenue, originally scheduled for Engine 285 and Ladder 133, in 1915.
Engine 285 was then established in Woodhaven. Ladder 133 was established in Queens, 83 years later.
Engine 206 moved to their present house in 1976.
I understand keeping the doors closed. My original work location was right next to the Gowanus canal. More of the same you could smell it blocks away when the wind was right.Back in the early 50's my dad was with L140. Occasionally when he picked up his paycheck at the firehouse, he would take my twin brother and me to purchase sneakers on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. Every time we passed E206, the firehouse doors were closed and it had to be because of the extremely foul odor coming from Newton Creek. I would like to think the creek has been somewhat cleaned up over the years but I can't imagine why anyone would have chosen to be assigned to E206 back then.