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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 11:13:39 PM »
This firehouse still active * - Engine 156 - 412 Broadway  Staten Island - built as volunteer firehouse 1892

1905 (approx)  volunteer company - "Wyandotte H&L S":

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* Note - This picture is from NY Public Library from a post card of the era - noted as "the last call" of volunteer H&L company - firehouse is similar to current E 156 quarters.  There are differences (windows, brickwork).  This might be former firehouse on Broadway.
E156's present house was built in 1908 but there's a story as to why, according to the "Staten Island Fire Centennial" book: There was a 3-alarm fire at the Hotel Castleton on Nov. 12, 1907. In the early evening hours of Nov. 13th, while E206 (156 today) was still operating at the Hotel Castleton, a 3-alarm fire destroyed their quarters. The fire spread to adjoining structures on either side of the firehouse and to a dwelling behind the firehouse. Contemporary reports about the fire's origin are conflicting. Some indicated the fire started from an overheated stove while others report disgruntled former volunteer firemen sneaking into quarters and starting the fire. ::)
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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2012, 08:59:47 PM »
NYFP Fire Patrol 6  838 Cortlandt Ave Bronx (1901-1913)

     FP 6 organized at 838 Cortland Ave firehouse   1901
     FP 6 moved to new firehouse 278 E 156th St  1913
     FP 6 moved to 1079 Nelson Ave (former firehouse FDNY L 49)  1949
     FP 6 became FP 5  1955
     FP 5 disbanded  1955

FP 6 vacated 278 E 156 St firehouse for construction of high rise apartments

FP 6 838 Cortland Ave:




278 E 156 St firehouse:




FP 6 with white turnout coats:


FP 6 firehouse 1079 Nelson Ave 1949-1955/FP 5 firehouse 1955:

Ladder 49 - previous firehouse 1913-1947

Former firehouse 838 Cortland Ave:

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2012, 08:20:49 PM »


838 coutland ave now!!

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2012, 01:07:45 AM »
Hose 1/Engine 161 - former firehouse - 181 Father Capodanno Blvd (originally 181 Seaside Blvd) - (Hose 1 1905-1923/Eng 161 1923-1931) - original firehouse of South Beach Hose 12  1874-1923



Private dwelling at location today - bungalow next to firehouse still occupied

http://www.trulia.com/homes/New_York/Staten_Island/sold/22495477-181-Father-Capodanno-Blvd-Staten-Island-NY-10305

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2012, 05:24:09 AM »
Anyone have pictures of E 48's old house ?

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2012, 07:11:29 AM »
Engine 48 - firehouse 2504 Webster Avenue

Engine 48 former firehouse 2504 Webster Ave:





Pictures of Engine 48 members operating at 1956 fire and building collapse:





http://nyfd.com/3rd_ave_4-4-56.html

Engine 48 former firehouse 2504 Webster Avenue fire:

 http://northeastfirephotos.smugmug.com/FDNY/Bronx-Collapse-of-Engine-48s/13661967_TRFtZB#!i=997398018&k=xw9cj





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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2012, 09:34:24 AM »
Engine 48's old firehouse description:

"I can't help you with E. 79, but I can help you with E.48, on Webster and 187. Their original quarters were on Webster Av, S/W of Fordham Rd. in 1897, the single bay, three story, wood frame firehouse was, "rebuilt", because the street level of Webster Av was raised. The old firehouse housed E.48, and the Deputy Chief, 7th Division. As a kid in the early 60's, I remember playing in the basement of 48. You could clearly see the outline of the apparatus door from pre 1897, and the stalls for the horses. E.48 had its share of tradgedy. Members of the company were lost when a theatre marquis collapsed on them, and when they collided with Rescue 3 en-route to a alarm. In 1965 they lost Fr. 1st.Grade, Edward F. Snediker, while operating at a gas explosion at Fordham Fd. and Valentine Av. During the 60's and 70's E.48 proved to be one of the most capable Engine Companies in the Bronx. In the 70's E.48 moved 2 blo0cks South to its new quarters with Ladder 56. The old house was used by the model cities youth program program, as a Fire Salvage Company. When the funding dried up, the old firehouse stood vacant for many years. A few years ago, it collapsed. The corner stone was removed my members of 48 & 56 and rests at their present firehouse. The loss of that old firehouse will never erase the many fond memories I have of the bldg, and the heroes that worked there."   - Anonymous (WikiAnswers)



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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2012, 09:56:23 AM »
Engine 48's old firehouse description:

"I can't help you with E. 79, but I can help you with E.48, on Webster and 187. Their original quarters were on Webster Av, S/W of Fordham Rd. in 1897, the single bay, three story, wood frame firehouse was, "rebuilt", because the street level of Webster Av was raised. The old firehouse housed E.48, and the Deputy Chief, 7th Division. As a kid in the early 60's, I remember playing in the basement of 48. You could clearly see the outline of the apparatus door from pre 1897, and the stalls for the horses. E.48 had its share of tradgedy. Members of the company were lost when a theatre marquis collapsed on them, and when they collided with Rescue 3 en-route to a alarm. In 1965 they lost Fr. 1st.Grade, Edward F. Snediker, while operating at a gas explosion at Fordham Fd. and Valentine Av. During the 60's and 70's E.48 proved to be one of the most capable Engine Companies in the Bronx. In the 70's E.48 moved 2 blo0cks South to its new quarters with Ladder 56. The old house was used by the model cities youth program program, as a Fire Salvage Company. When the funding dried up, the old firehouse stood vacant for many years. A few years ago, it collapsed. The corner stone was removed my members of 48 & 56 and rests at their present firehouse. The loss of that old firehouse will never erase the many fond memories I have of the bldg, and the heroes that worked there."   - Anonymous (WikiAnswers)

  Thanks "mack" for that story. I, along with "Bxboro" are interested in that. I remember when that firehouse was home to Fire Salvage 3 and Engine 48 moved to their new firehouse and became Number ONE for runs in the city.

  After Fire Salvage 3 closed, I caught a Second Alarm fire in that building. There was also another fire in that building as I remember it before it collapsed.

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2012, 01:08:09 PM »
In College Point, Queens, the former quarters of E296 (which was disbanded in 1960) still had the horse stalls within. That building was there from the volunteer days in the 1800's, the life span of E296 and then home to the FDNY Communications "linemen" until they moved in the early 70's to the former quarters of the disbanded E272 in Flushing. 296's firehouse was the most rundown place I have ever seen and that was when the engine company was still there. I think Mike from FDNYtrucks.com may still have the picture of the place. If so, I hope he posts it here when he has time. Now there are two or three brick houses jammed into the lot where the firehouse once stood on 125 street between 18th and 20th Avenues.

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2012, 03:48:57 PM »
Thanks Mack for the info. I also remember that house when it was sitting there rotting away...what a shame !

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2012, 05:18:25 PM »
After 272/52 the house had Fire Prevention District Office 14 there next it had the QNS Boro Command & EMS Command before they moved to Fort Totten then EMS BN*52 as today.

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2012, 05:39:29 PM »
E272 house was originally occupied by E272 & L129

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2012, 06:15:12 PM »
FD Qns.Boro Command came after EMS B52 was already there. They shared the place until QBC moved to Ft.Totten. At one time there were four ambulances running out of there, now it's down to only 1 and their corner is at Roosevelt Ave. & 103 Street in the 46 Bn. Go figure!

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2012, 07:42:42 PM »
E 296  was formerly located at 18-18 126 Street.

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