FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies

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Engine 4  119 Maiden Lane  - previous firehouse (1900-1947) -  E 4 disbanded in 1947/reorganized 1984 at 73 Water St at Ladder 15

Maiden Lane Firehouse:
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Mask Service Unit  - Welfare Island (renamed Roosevelt Island 1973) -  firehouse and shops - Mask Service Unit established approx 1954

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1971 FDNY "Mask Service Unit responding-k":
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Engine 274  41-20 Murray St  (original firehouse moved from 335 Madison Ave)  (quarters from 1908-1938) - originally firehouse to Murray Hill Hose 4

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Current firehouse 41-20 Murray St:
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1959 design model for E 40/L 35 FDNY firehouse:

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NYC Bureau of Records seems to have error listing possible model for E 90/L35.

The actual firehouse built for E 40/L 35 about that time:
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Engine 265  -  63-21 Rockaway Beach Blvd Rockaway - went into service as Engine 165 - original firehouse 1905-1929 - firehouse was original quarters of volunteer fire company

Original firehouse:
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Firehouse  (1929-2004)  with Ladder 121  (1954-2004) Engine 266 (2000) 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd:
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Current firehouse (2004-present) with Ladder 121 (2004-present) and Bn 47 (2004-present):
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The many pictures and the history here is amazing. I'm just glad they are still around. And Thanks for all the pictures and details. Great job.
 

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Unidentified FDNY former firehouse  (most likely an original volunteer company firehouse taken over by city for department use):

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Can anyone identify?
 
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As a runner for Power Memorial Academy in the 1960's, we used to practice on the track at 72d St and the Hudson River. To get there we would jog up 10th (Amsterdam Ave) past E40/35.

I remember the Autumn of 1961, when 40/35 occupied an old wood frame building adjacent to where their new quarters were under construction. It was probably an old stable, converted to a garage or warehouse, prior to the City renting it for temporary use as a firehouse. It was needed because 40/35's house (originally home to just the two sections of L35) was demolished in 1961 to make way for Lincoln Center and the new quarters were not yet complete.

Any body else remember that temporary house or, better still, any pictures of it out there?
 

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Engine 251 (Brooklyn) - former firehouse - 47/48 Washington Avenue - originally firehouse for Bklyn Fire Dept Engine 51 from 1897-1989 - firehouse for FDNY Engine 51, then 151, then 251 from 1898-1941 - company moved to Engine 211 firehouse at 16 Clymer St to enable expansion of Bklyn Navy Yard for World War II - company then moved to new firehouse with Engine 211 at 26 Hooper St - company disbanded in 1946 - Queens Engine 251 organized in 1952

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Wallabout neighborhood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallabout) is one of oldest in Brooklyn with unique Dutch-influenced architecture.

http://brooklynhistory.org/blog/2011/06/29/brooklyn-history-photo-of-the-week-wallabout-market/
 
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I knew a few guys that worked in 211 on Hooper street. They said that the building was a former commercial laundry or city hospital laundry prior to being a firehouse.
 
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I believe L 105 was on Pacific Street, at least that is the location I remember.  They were on Pacific just off Flatbush Avenue.  They moved in with E 219 when the "new" house was built on Dean Street.
 
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johnd248 said:
I believe L 105 was on Pacific Street, at least that is the location I remember.  They were on Pacific just off Flatbush Avenue.  They moved in with E 219 when the "new" house was built on Dean Street.

Yes, Pacific Street right by the LIRR tracks. The firehouse could be seen from Atlantic Avenue, just east of Flatbush Ave.
 

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L 21/L21-2 - original firehouse - 436 E 36th St -  quarters from 1890-1937  - firehouse and surrounding properties razed for new Lincoln tunnel access

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New firehouse built for E 34 and L 21 440 W 38th St in 1937:
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L 21 backing into W 38th St firehouse:
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Note - Catholic church which was neighbor to original L 21 firehouse was Chiesa di Santa Chiara (Chourch of St Claire) which served west side Italian immigrants. Church also lost to tunnel:
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http://nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/StClareRC.html
 

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Engine 265 (formed as FDNY E 165) - original firehouse - 63-21 Rockaway Beach Blvd  (1905-1929)  former volunteer company firehouse

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E 265 firehouse - 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd  (1929-2004)
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E 265/L121/Bn 47 firehouse - 4806 Rockaway Beach Blvd  (2004-present)
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mack said:
L 21/L21-2 - original firehouse - 436 E 36th St -  quarters from 1890-1937  - firehouse and surrounding properties razed for new Lincoln tunnel access



New firehouse built for E 34 and L 21 440 W 38th St in 1937:




L 21 backing into W 38th St firehouse:


Note - Catholic church which was neighbor to original L 21 firehouse was Chiesa di Santa Chiara (Chourch of St Claire) which served west side Italian immigrants. Church also lost to tunnel:


http://nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/StClareRC.html
  L21 was a double company in the 1930's so their new house on W. 38th Street was built with a wide door to accomodate two ladder trucks. Their second section was eventually disbanded in 1939. That wide bay came in handy after Rescue 1's firehouse was destroyed by fire and they were temporarily housed with 34/21 while it was rebuilt.
 
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  I was told by a retired L-10 member that when Ladder 10's Fulton St. firehouse was demolished for WTC construction they were temporarily housed in a leased building @117 Liberty St. which was 2 doors away from E6 @113 Liberty St. What made this strange was that the building between the two firehouses at 115 Liberty St. had a bar and there was a chance that whenever someone from one house went to the other they might make a stop at the bar.  ;D
 
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