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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2012, 12:00:44 PM »
Ladder 3/Water Tower 2/Battalion 6 - former firehouses  - 108 E 13th St  (L 13 1865-1928/WT 2 1882-1928/Bn 6 1876-1882, 1884-1903, 1904-1928) - former volunteer firehouses Friendship Ladder 12 (1856-1865) and Ringgold Hose 7.
Current firehouse built same address in 1929.

Ladder 3:



Water Tower 2:


Ladder 3/Bn 6 - current firehouse:





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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2012, 12:45:22 PM »
Engine 33/Bn 6 - former firehouse - 15 Great Jones Street (E 33 1882-1899, Bn 6 1882-1884)



Current site (Great Jones St and Lafayette St):


Current firehouse (42 Great Jones St - built 1899)



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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2012, 07:17:00 PM »
Engine 287 - original firehouse - 86-18  Broadway Elmhurst  (1913-1914)  former volunteer firehouse Wandowenock Engine 1 and Ladder 1 (Engine 1 1843-1913/Ladder 1 1890-1913)




(originally posted by kfd274)



http://oldelmhurst.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2012, 12:30:23 AM »
Columbia Hose 1/Columbia Ladder 1  - original firehouse (gone) and second firehouse (standing)  Willow St (122 St) and Jamaica Ave - built 1893 and 1901, respectively  -  brick firehouse became original quarters of FDNY E 270 (E 170) and remains standing
 
1910 showing old and "new" firehouses:


Early 1900s postcard showing FDNY Engine 270 (originally E 170) firehouse:


Current picture brick firehouse:


COLUMBIA FIRE DEPARTMENT (from book "Images of America: Richmond Hill")


"The Columbia Fire Department, was organized in 1893, and manned by volunteers. The original wooden firehouse was located on the west side of Willow (122nd) Street between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues. The brick building was erected in 1902.

Before telephones, a whistle would alert the volunteers. The first volunteer to arrive at the firehouse took hold of the hose cart and dragged it out. Others would hold on while the cart was driven the shortest route to the fire, through farmland and backyards, trampling over flowerbeds.

Engine Company No. 170 (FDNY) was formerly the Columbia Fire Department and the Richmond Hill Exempt Volunteer Fireman's Association was considered one of the best organizations in the country."

Engine 270

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #50 on: April 13, 2012, 02:58:25 PM »
Engine 20/Engine 20 (2)/Squad 22 - 243 Lafayette St (changed from 47 Marion St in 1905) - firehouse -  (Engine 20 1865-1947/Engine 20 (2) 1892-1918/Squad 22 1944-1945) - original firehouse of volunteer Marion Engine 9 (1861-1865)

Original Marion Engine 9:


Engine 20:


Engine 20:






Current location of Engine 13/Ladder 20 firehouse:




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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2012, 04:40:35 PM »
Firemen's Hall Brooklyn  -  Henry Street, Brooklyn - Quarters of Franklin Engine 3/Atlantic Hose and Relief Co 1/Lafayette H&L Company 1  (built 1852/demolished approx 1960)





http://www.whitmans-brooklyn.org/2008/06/firemans-hall/

BFD Badge - lost by a member of Engine 3 killed in Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek:


FF Duncan Richmond - KIA 1864 - RIP

A Civil War Soldier and Fireman Story:
http://www.green-wood.com/2009/firemans-badge-lost-during-civil-war/

Newspaper Obituary Captain Duncan Richmond 11/21/1864 (Engine 3):
http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=BEagle&BaseHref=BEG/1864/11/21&PageLabelPrint=&EntityId=Ar00201&DataChunk=Ar00202&ViewMode=GIF&GZ=T

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2012, 06:32:52 PM »
Flatbush firehouse  - unidentified fire company



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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2012, 07:27:43 PM »
Unknown Queens Company -



Can anyone identify company?  Hose Company 4?  Rig still pulled by horses - traditional chain across front of quarters to keep horses in.


NOTE - FDNY HOSE 4  QUEENS
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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2012, 09:35:27 PM »
Unknown Queens Company -



Can anyone identify company?  Hose Company 4?  Rig still pulled by horses - traditional chain across front of quarters to keep horses in.

If it's in queens maybe a Long Island City company, they had some low digit numbers before the merged with the fdny

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2012, 10:49:17 AM »
I'm going to take a 1 in a million guess...262 on Main Ave. in L.I.C./Astoria.

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2012, 09:44:28 AM »
Ladder 76 (originally H&L 101) - 5447 Arthur Kill Road  Tottenville SI   (original firehouse from 1905-1930)   Former firehouse of volunteer company Protection H&L 1 of the Tottenville FD

FDNY H&L 101 (L 76):


Today:

(1 story buildings at left still occupied - firehouse gone and replaced by PD)

L76 1926 Pierce-Arrow rig:

(L76 was only FDNY truck company on South Shore of SI from 1905 until L 82 was formed in 1928)

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2012, 10:07:05 AM »
Engine 151 (originally FDNY Engine 201)  190 Butler Avenue  Tottenville SI (original firehouse from 1905-1930) - Former firehouse of volunteer engine company Eurika Engine 1, Tottenville FD, built 1888)

FDNY Engine 201 (E 151) original quarters:


Butler Avenue today:


Note - E 151 and L 76 were  part of original SI FDNY companies formed in 1905 as E 201 and H&L 101.  Nearest FDNY companies and battalion chief were over 8-10 miles away.   All apparatus was horse drawn.  These two companies had tremendous response area and only had available volunteer companies to work with.

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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2012, 12:21:55 PM »
Just saying there is so much HISTORY on this site. Gotta get it together before it is gone. Guys cannot post forever, we will die someday.
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Re: FDNY Firehouses Gone
« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2012, 09:42:53 PM »
Just saying there is so much HISTORY on this site. Gotta get it together before it is gone. Guys cannot post forever, we will die someday.
.......Very true...my question for the techno inclined.....Is there  a possibility that all this info on here could be lost somehow due to a virus or crash or whatever ?.......what about what is on our individual computers ? Does anything have to be done to insure the longevity of the material ?

 

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