I know it is not due for replacement anytime soon but the quarters of E 248/ B 41 on Snyder Avenue, or what I call the "New House", was opened in 1972 when we moved from Church Avenue. That means the "New House" is already 51 years old. Time flies. LOL.
My former unit Engine 26 is, or so I am told, the oldest ACTIVE firehouse in the FDNY. I believe that it was built in 1860 for the then Volunteer N.Y. City Fire Department. When I was Captain of Engine 26, from 1992 to 2000 I tried to get "Landmark Status" for the firehouse, whose address is 220 W. 37th St. When I retired from active duty with the FDNY, in July 2000, that "Landmark Status" was still pending. Early in 2001 I know that the interior of the firehouse was updated, including replacement of the original apparatus floor. The old floor still had the spot where the metal posts for the horses' stalls were, indicated by the round bases of the posts, cut flush to the floor level. I was a Buff in Brooklyn's 41 Battalion before my appointment to the FDNY. So, I know the firehouse on Snyder Avenue well. It was and is a great old firehouse.
Captain Bob Rainey FDNY Engine 26 retired