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Brooklyn Relics


Sunday, September 22, 2013


India Street Firehouse - 88 India Street​


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India Street Firehouse - 88 India Street
(built 1910)
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Original Firehouse of Engine Co. 15 circa 1872

The City Beautiful movement produced impressive civic architecture and likely influenced the many beautiful historic firehouses around Brooklyn, including the one at 88 India Street in Greenpoint. The former firehouse was built to house what was then Engine Company 115, later 215 of the FDNY. Engine Company 115 went into service as company 15 of the Brooklyn Fire Department in 1872 and was reorganized into their new building on July 1, 1910.[1] Brooklyn engine company numbers were first changed when Brooklyn was annexed by New York City in 1898 and the fire companies were integrated with the FDNY in 1899. The second reorganization and renumbering of fire companies came in 1913.[1] Engine company 215 was in service until November 25th 1972.[2] At one time the firehouse had been scheduled for demolition, however, it was spared by the city and auctioned off in 1975 for a mere $19,600.[3][4] Prior to being sold at auction, the building was used by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for storage.[3]


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Construction Plan for India Street Firehouse - Engine Company 215

When I first noticed this building I thought it looked a lot like a firehouse but it seemed a little small to house a fire engine. As it turns out, it was a firehouse built for horse drawn fire apparatus which included an 1861 Amoskeag second-size steam engine and an 1871 Amoskeag four-wheel hose tender.[1] The ground floor housed the engine wagon, hose wagon, stable and feed room. The dormitory, officers room, bathroom and kitchen were located on the second floor. Now, the building houses two apartment rental units including a 1600 square foot loft with a large closet that was once used for a fire pole.


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Firehouse Doors


 

68jk09

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215 was disbanded before they ever got moved into the new FH (215s numbers were in place on the front of the FH) & BN*36 was disbanded after they occupied the new FH.
 

68jk09

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FF R*4... LT*236 ....CPT*270 Fronts .......( could be Billy B. ? )

 

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How do you go about finding out where the member worked based on the id badge on the helmet front? Is there a way?
 
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