FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies

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Engine 21 - original firehouse - 216 E 40th St (1865-1881)
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E 21 - firehouse - 216 E 40th St -  quarters from 1881-1940 
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E 21 - current firehouse 1940:
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E 21 - current firehouse:
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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

  Wrong photo Mack. This is a picture of Engine 21's old house at 216 East 40th Street and the alley on the left is from a Queens-Midtown Tunnel exit.
 

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Ladder 10 - several firehouses located 174, 193 and 191 Fulton St

L 10 and E 29 - firehouse at 191/193 Fulton St (1886-1911)
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L 10 in front of 191 Fulton St (quarters from 1912-1968) - also quarters of Bn 1 (1915-1931 and 1937-1948 and 1949-1968)
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Marine 9 (also designated Engine 51) had many berths since organized as Engine 51 in 1883.  SI berths along North Shore of Staten Island include St George, Tompkinsville and Stapleton.  Numerous fireboats served including the Firefighter. 

Marine 9 - previous quarters -
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http://www.capecodfd.com/pages%20special/Fireboats%2010A.htm
http://www.fireboat.org/history/berths_1908.php

Marine 9 Firefighter:
FDNY FireBoat Firefighter
Fire Fighter Nyc Fire Boat

New Marine 9 firehouse at old Home Port location in Stapleton:
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Firefighter II:
The New Fire Fighter II Fireboat is Commissioned

http://www.nycedc.com/project/fdny-marine-9-barracks-homeport
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/ribbon_cut_on_staten_island_wa.html
http://photos.silive.com/4499/gallery/ribbon_cutting_ceremony/index.html
http://nyfd.com/marine/Marine_9.html

Old 1930 FDNY fireboats in action video:
NYC Fireboats at Work Early 1930s



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http://www.vpike.com/?place=242+east+111+st+manhattan+ny ......Present Qtrs of ENG*91....also former qtrs of LAD*43..& DV*4 ...also at different times...91-2 & BN*25....Fire Salvage ...Marshals..& Communications....rotate left or right to the other side of the street....the ground floors used to contain a few small stores one was a barber shop where i got my hair cut in the '50s.... next door to it was "Louisa's" a small candy store / bodega....She remained there into the late '80s.


 

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Thanks kfd - sorry that I did not mention all the good posts using that system.  Good to immediately look at buildings with fires in progress. Thanks again.
 

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Engine 78 (Marine) - berth foot of E 99th St  Harlem River  (1908-1930)

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Members of Engine 78 (Marine) - 99th St berth - Cornelius W Laurence fireboat 1930:
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Engine 77 (Marine)/Engine 78 (Marine)  - berth located foot of Gansevoort St  Hudson River  (1903-1911)

Fireboat Seth Low at Gansevoort St berth:
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Fireboat Seth Low (1885-1917) - first fireboat of paid Brooklyn Fire Dept
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Seth Low history as BFD Engine 23 (Fireboat)
http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Fire/Bklyn/10.html

BFD Engine 23 (Fireboat) Seth Low:
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from Our Firemen - "The Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Dept"
 

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Combined Engine 61/Engine 61 - former firehouse - 1518 Williamsbridge Rd (CEC 61 1899-1904/Engine 61 1904-1929)

CEC 61 and Engine 61 initially had quarters within the Morris Park Racecourse from 1896-1899

Morris Course Racetrack pictures:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Park_Racecourse

Original 1518 Williamsbridge Rd firehouse:
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New 1518 Williamsbridge Rd firehouse:
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Engine 61/Squad 61/Bn 20 firehouse - 1518 Williamsbridge Rd  (Engine 61 1929-1998/Squad 61 1998-present/Bn 20 1930-present):
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http://www.squad61.com/aboutus.html


Squad 61 responding/returning:
FDNY Squad 61
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Mack, I would not swear to it, but I don't believe that 49 engine ever used those quarters that are pictured. I think that 49 was disbanded by the time that firehouse was built. It did house the Mask Service Unit, complete with their repair shop within for many years. That building was almost right under the Queensboro bridge near where the former bridge elevator site was.
 

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Combined Engine Company 49 - Blackwell's Island (renamed Welfare Island and then renamed Roosevel Island)

memory master - you might be correct about Engine 49 occupying the firehouse posted.  There is not a lot of information about that company or its quarters.

CEC 49 was formed in 1882 as an FDNY combined engine company with temporary quarters on Blackwell's Island. It remained a combined company and protected the prison, mental facilities and impoverished work shops that were part of Blackwell's Island during that era. A firehouse was built later in 1882.  Pictures of old Engine 49 quarters when FDNY Fire Academy was established in 1960s:

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New quarters for Engine 49 were built in 1949.  The company was then disbanded in 1958.    The FDNY training academy moved to the newly named Welfare Island in the 1960s and the Mask Service Unit occupied the firehouse.  The island transition occurred over the next 30 years.  FDNY training academy then moved to Randalls Island.  SOC currently maintains quarters and facilities on renamed Roosevelt Island.

This picture was specifically labeled as Engine 49's firehouse on the site I found it (sorry I did not save the source):

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Picture probably was taken after Eng 49 was disbanded.

The MSU used the same firehouse as depicted above (picture from WNYF 1960s issue):
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Mike Boucher's history lists Engine 49's final firehouse being built in 1949.  The pictures about seem to match a firehouse of that date.  Maybe someone else can verify if Eng 49 initially used the same firehouse before being disbanded.

Current SOC quarters on renamed Roosevelt Island: .
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Whats the status with L-23's old house on 140 st. ? City owned ? And finally, does anyone have old pics of the house when it was in use ? thanks !!!
 
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When MSU was in that FH before & during the time proby school was on Welfare Island they also housed a fully equipped Pumper that responded to boxes on the island w/2 MSU FFs.....i have not been in the newer SOC FH in a while i know in the '90s they had an equipped Pumper there but it did not routinely respond anymore.
 
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