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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2012, 07:48:14 PM »
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.

I went to 3 fires in the 48's old quarters after Salvage 3 left.

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2012, 07:58:32 PM »
I know what a cornerstone is....but what happened to "48 ENGINE 48" over the door ?

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2012, 08:34:07 PM »
I know what a cornerstone is....but what happened to "48 ENGINE 48" over the door ?

it is over the side door (in the parking lot) of 48's quarters.

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2012, 03:39:15 PM »
Ladder 12 at 243 W 20 Street

THIRD PICTURE DOWN

http://yngfire.com/index.php/topic,1250.75.html


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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2012, 02:06:49 AM »
Engine 289 - original firehouse - 41-19 102nd St  (1913-1914)  Formerly quarters of volunteer company Pioneer Ladder 6 (1890-1913)



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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2012, 02:46:16 AM »
NY Fire Patrol 4  Manhattan

     FP 4 organized at 94th St between 4th Ave and Lexington Ave  1876
     FP 4 moved to new firehouse 113 E 90th St
     FP 4 disbanded 1941 due to World War II manpower shortages

- FP 4 initial response area was above 59th St
- NYFP was placed under FDNY control during World War II.  FP 4 firehouse was used for auxiliary purposes.

FP 4 firehouse 94th St:


113 E 90th St:


1920s:


1930s:


Former firehouse 13 E 90th St - current:

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2012, 12:58:54 AM »
Engine 205 - original firehouse - 160 Pierrepont St (1869-1925) - organized as Engine 5 BFD (1869) - firehouse was originally Engine 14 Pacific volunteer firehouse ( 1856-1869)

ORGANIZED ENGINE   5, BROOKLYN FIRE DEPT
ORG.   160 Pierrepont St.   FQ Vol.   1869
CHANGE   To Engine 5, FDNY      1898
CHANGE   To Engine 105      1899
CHANGE   To Engine 205      1913
RELOC.   274 Hicks St.                 1925
NQTRS.   74 Middagh St.   W/ L 118   1929
DISB.            1975
REORG.   74 Middagh St.   At L 118   1975






 
"ENGINE COMPANY NO. 5

   Perhaps the most centrally situated of the two score headquarters of the fire-companies, upon which the city depends for protection, is the house of Engine Company No. 5, in Pierrepont Street near Fulton.   Many hundreds of times have the doors been thrown open and the engine dashed forth to answer alarms from all parts of the city.   Engine No. 5 responds to first-alarms in the territory in and contiguous to Fulton Street, from dark Street to Hudson Avenue, which includes much of the most valuable property in the city.   In this region are the public buildings, including the City Hall,
Court House, Municipal Building, Hall of Records, and the new Federal Building; the principal places of amusement in the Western District, including the Academy of Music. Grand Opera House. Park Theatre, Star Theatre, and the recently completed Columbia Theatre; all the chief hotels of the city; such important structures as the Brooklyn Library, the Long Island Historical Society's building, the Hamilton and Germania club-houses, the great dry goods houses, the offices of the principal banks
and trust companies, a number of large churches, the Polytechnic and Packer Institutes, and the great office buildings surrounding City Hall Square. Property worth many millions of dollars is guarded first of all by this engine-company.   On second-alarms it is called to the great warehouses on the water-front and to the greater part of the Western District; while in
response to third-alarms and special calls it may be summoned to the Eastern District, and even to Greenpoint and East New York.   Ever since the fatal and disastrous fire in the Brooklyn Theatre, at Washington and Johnson Streets, on Dec. 5, 1876, when 278 lives were lost, special precautions have been taken to avoid a repetition of the disaster even upon a small scale,
and firemen are detailed from Engine No. 5, to attend each matinee and evening performance in the playhouses within its territory, to be in readiness to flood the stage and quench any incipient conflagration. No. 5 is the only engine-company housed on the Heights, and it traces its history back to the old Engine Company No. 14 of the Volunteer Department,
established in Love Lane in 1846.   Ten years later it removed to the present quarters.   It was the crack company of the Volunteer Department and the sons of many of the best families on the Heights had been connected with it.   Their house was expensively decorated and furnished, and they owned a fine engine.   At present No. 5 is equipped with a fine Amoskeag engine, which has been in use for seven years.   It is fitted with all facilities for the work of extinguishing fire.   To draw the engine and tender four horses are stabled, in the engine-house.   The names over their stalls are "Tom," " Jerry," "Speed," and " Dick."   The same names are bestowed upon successive occupants of the stalls.   One of the most knowing horses ever attached to the company was a strawberry roan which was in service for nine years, an unusually long time, and was finally run over by an engine and killed.   As Engine No. 5 is the nearest to the City Hall it is the show
company of the city, and visitors frequently have the horses and men called out to see how quickly they can start.   The horses usually get exercise enough in going to the fires to which the engine is summoned, but sometimes the interval is so long that they have to be taken out for exercise.   The members of No. 5 have taken part in many great fires.   The most disastrous was that in the old Brooklyn Theatre.   The scenes after the flames were under control and the bodies were being brought forth were such as to cause the stoutest firemen to draw back but the members of No. 5 stuck to their posts throughout the trying ordeal.  Among the other large fires in which this company has taken an important part have been those in Wechsler & Abraham's dry goods house in lower Fulton Street; in Ovington's art and crockery store; in the old Elm Place Congregational church, on the foundation of which the Grand Opera House was built; and in Smith, Gray & Co's clothing store. At the last-named fire. No. 5 was one of the earliest to arrive and the men battled with the flames and smoke until nearly suffocated.   On second and third alarms the company has been called to all the great fires in the city.   Despite the perils incurred the company has never had a man killed on duty and only a few have been injured."  from Our Firemen - the Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Department   


http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2010/06/walkabout-the-b-2/#bklyn-theatre-fire3-2

BFD Engine 5 - December 5, 1876 Brooklyn Theater Fire Report -  approx 278 killed
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=BEG/1876/12/15/4/Ar00423.xml&CollName=BEG_APA3_1875-1879&DOCID=155665&PageLabelPrint=&Skin=%42%45%61%67%6c%65&GZ=%54&sPublication=%42%45%47&sQuery=%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%20%35&sSorting=%25%35%33%25%36%33%25%36%66%25%37%32%25%36%35%25%32%63%25%36%34%25%36%35%25%37%33%25%36%33&sDateFrom=%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%30%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%38%25%33%34%25%33%31&sDateTo=%25%33%31%25%33%32%25%32%66%25%33%33%25%33%31%25%32%66%25%33%31%25%33%39%25%33%30%25%33%32&RefineQueryView=&StartFrom=%34%38&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T

Engine 205 FDNY:


Current quarters 74 Middagh St W/ L 118:

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2012, 11:39:26 PM »
Engine 259 - original quarters - 71 Gale Avenue (1894-1909) organized as Engine 2 Long Island City Fire Dept -  original firehouse of volunteer company Rambler Hose 3


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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2012, 11:56:51 PM »
Ft Jay Fire Department (Governor's Island)- firehouse - 1940s

Note - Army closed Ft Jay in 1964 - Coast Guard assumed control in 1966 until 1996.  Currently administered by National Parks Service.





Ft Jay FD Fire Chief  William A Frazier (former FDNY)



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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2012, 11:10:01 PM »
The Rescue 1 firehouse that burned down

http://podcast.freepgs.com/r1_7.jpg

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2012, 10:31:55 AM »
Combination Engine 164/Engine E 264 - original firehouse - 332 Central Avenue  (1905-1912)  Former volunteer firehouse (1886/87 to 1905)







Prior volunteer companies at Central Ave:



The Big House Engine 264/Engine 328/Ladder 134 (built approx 1913)


Engine 264:


Engine 328:


Ladder 134:



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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2012, 12:47:54 PM »
The Rescue 1 firehouse that burned down

http://podcast.freepgs.com/r1_7.jpg

Which was formerly Engine Company 2 until they were disbanded.

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2012, 12:38:18 PM »
Engine 274 (originally Engine 274) - former firehouse - 335 Madison Avenue (1908-1913) - firehouse moved to 41-20 Murray St (1913-1938) - current firehouse built 1940  - original firehouse of volunteer company Murray Hill Hose 4 (1894-1908)

Murray Hill Hose 4 protected area after area became part of NYC until Engine 174 was organized in 1908:



Engine 174/Engine 274 operated from this firehouse until 1938

Current firehouse:


 

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