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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2190 on: December 02, 2017, 10:20:52 AM »
College Point 1908:

College Point was protected by the College Point Fire Department which had 3 volunteer companies which disbanded when fire protection converted to FDNY in 1908:

     Hose - Union Hose (16th St);  Enterprise Hose 2 (518 5th St); 
     Ladder - Eagle H&L 1 (18-18 125th St)

In 1908, FDNY's 52nd Bn was formed with Engines 172 (E 272), 173 (E 273), 174 (E 274); Hose Companies 8 (E 296) and 9 (E 297); and H&L Companies 79 (L 129) and 80 (L 130).  All companies were organized in former volunteer company firehouses.

In 1918, the 125th St firehouse was rebuilt for Engine 296.


     Note:  The 1897 Brookly Daily Eagle Almanac lists all Long Island Fire Companies (includes sections of Queens before incorportation into NYC):
 
          http://books.google.com/books?id=C8EWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&dq=eagle+hose+company+college+point&source=bl&ots=H1rqwTU6qs&sig=-WAOI61NQbMi3QzB27jRrgjj5rk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7kHjUIa4OsaH0QHR_4DwCg&sqi=2&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=eagle%20hose%20company%20college%20point&f=false


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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2191 on: December 02, 2017, 10:31:23 AM »
There is another historic College Point Fire Department-related building on 123rd Street, "Fireman's Hall", built in 1906 by the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Association of College Point.  It has been owned by the College Point Little League:

     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firemen%27s_Hall_(College_Point,_New_York)


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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2192 on: December 02, 2017, 12:46:23 PM »
College Point:  FDNY Ladder 80 (became Ladder 130) at 18-18 125th Street firehouse with FDNY Hose 8 (became Engine 296).     

     


Notes:

     - Ladder 130 and Hose 8 were apparently combined to form Combined Engine Company 130 for a period of time between 1913 and 1918.
     - Hose 8 subsequently became Engine 296
     - Engine 296 remained in the former volunteer company firehouse at 18-18 125th Street from 1918 to 1961 when disbanded
     - The 18-18 125th Street firehouse was built in the 1850s and was quarters for volunteer Union Hose Company 1857-1908 and volunteer Eagle Ladder Company 1 1854-1908 when it became an FDNY firehouse


Eagle Ladder Company 1:

     

     


Eagle Ladder Company 1 firefighter:

     
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2193 on: December 02, 2017, 12:55:59 PM »
The house watch desk was located directly behind where the apparatus doors are folded back. Behind the house watch there were two side by side sliding poles from the second floor.  After 296 was disbanded in 1960 and before the Communications line men moved in there was a firefighter detailed there from all over the battalion 24/7 to keep the steam boiler operating. This of course was in the colder months to keep the water pipes from bursting. It was an interesting house to wander through although it needed a heck of a lot in the way of repairs.
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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2194 on: December 02, 2017, 01:18:58 PM »
The house watch desk was located directly behind where the apparatus doors are folded back. Behind the house watch there were two side by side sliding poles from the second floor.  After 296 was disbanded in 1960 and before the Communications line men moved in there was a firefighter detailed there from all over the battalion 24/7 to keep the steam boiler operating. This of course was in the colder months to keep the water pipes from bursting. It was an interesting house to wander through although it needed a heck of a lot in the way of repairs.
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Memory Master - The firehouse behind Eagle Ladder Co 1 members should be the quarters of Engine 296 prior to some later renovations:

     

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2195 on: December 02, 2017, 02:08:32 PM »
It sure is Mack!

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2196 on: December 03, 2017, 09:31:30 AM »
Engine 296  Firehouse 14-11 114th Street  College Point, Queens   14th Division, 52nd Battalion               DISBANDED

     Hose 8 organized 18-18 125th Street in former volunteer firehouse                   1908
     Hose 8 became Engine 296                                                                            1918
     Engine 296 disbanded                                                                                    1961

     Ladder 80 organized 18-18 125th Street in former volunteer firehouse w/Hose 8 1908
     Ladder 80 became Ladder 130                                                                         1913
     Ladder 130 moved new firehouse 119-11 14th Road w/Engine 297                     1931


FDNY Ladder 80 and Hose 8 (became Ladder 130 and Engine 296) 18-18 125th Street firehouse:

   


Engine 296 FDNY Medal:

     LT Morgan O'Connell  off-duty  September 3, 1950  Third Alarm Association Medal


College Point pre-FDNY fire protection:

     College Point originally protected by volunteer College Point Fire Department 1863-1908: 
       
          Eagle Ladder 1                 1863-1908  (18-18 125th Street)

               

               

               
         
          Enterprise Hose 2             1863-1908

               

               
         
          Touch Down Steamer      Unknown dates
         
          Union Engine 1                 1860-1864     (18-18 125th Street)
         
          Union Bucket Company 1  1857-1860     (18-18 125th Street)
         
          Union Hose 1                   1857-1908     (18-18 125th Street)

               

               

          College Point FD volunteer hose company responding:

               
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College Point late 1800s:

     

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2197 on: December 04, 2017, 10:56:50 PM »
Engine 154  Firehouse  3730 Victory Blvd  Travis, Staten Island   "Splendor in the Grass"   8th Division, 22nd Battalion

     Engine 204 organized 44 Sarah Ann St SI (former quarters of volunteer Niagara Engine 5)  1905
     Engine 204 address changed to 44 VanDuzer St                                                               1910
     Engine 204 changed to Engine 154                                                                                  1913
     Engine 154 new firehouse 60 Hannah St                                                                          1913
     Engine 154 new firehouse 3730 Victory Blvd                                                                    1972
     Engine 154 disbanded                                                                                                    1975
     Engine 154 reorganized                                                                                                  1975
     Engine 154 disbanded                                                                                                    1975
     Engine 154 reorganized                                                                                                  1981
 
     Relay Hose Wagon SI moved from Engine 31 to 60 Hannah St at Engine 154                      1965
     Relay Hose Wason SI moved to 345 Annadale Rd at Engine 167                                        1972
 
     Foam 84 organized 3730 Victory Blvd at Engine 154                                                         1984
     Foam 84 became Foam 154                                                                                            1998
     
     Brush Fire Unit 530 organized 3730 Victory Blvd at Engine 154                                         1996
     Brush Fire Unit 530 became Brush Fire Unit 4                                                                  1997

     Division 8 located at 60 Hannah St w/Engine 154                                         1939-1940, 1941-1951


60 Hannah St Engine 154 firehouse - Tompkinsville, SI:

     


60 Hannah St former firehouse:

     

     http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/realestate/17habi.html?_r=0


3730 Victory Blvd firehouse:

     

     

     

     


Engine 154:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


Engine 154 members:

     


Relay Hose Wagon:

     


Foam 154:

     

     

     

     


Brush Fire Units:

     

     

     


BFU 4 damaged by hurricane Sandy

     


Engine 154 Medal:

     LT Frank Pelligrino, March 24, 1996,  Tuttlemondo Medal

         


Engine 154 LODD:

     Captain William O'Keefe, World Trade Center, September 11, 2001

         

          http://www.silive.com/september-11/index.ssf/2010/09/william_okeefe_48_runner_newly.html

          http://bravestmemorial.net/html/members/okeefe_william_cpt_div015.html


     RIP.  Never forget.


60 Hannah St firehouse MLB baseball history:

     There is a piece of baseball history associated with this firehouse.  Bobby Thompson, the baseball player who hit the famous "Shot Heard Around the World" home run to win the 1951 pennant for the NY Giants, lived on Staten Island.  He went to this firehouse to celebrate immediately after he won the NL championship at the Polo Grounds.

     The walk off home run, one of the most famous in baseball, won the third game of a rare NL pennant playoffs (no playoff system back then). The Giants, were down 13 1/2 games in August and were trailing 4-1 in the 9th inning. It became the "Miracle of Coogan's Bluff."  After he hit the walk off home run, Thompson took the SI ferry to celebrate with his brother Jim, who was on duty with E154.  Jim Thompson's son, Jimmy, also became an FDNY captain.


Travis, Staten Island:

     Engine 154 protects a large area of western SI.  It is first due in the Travis and Bulls Head sections of SI. Travis was originally called Linoleumville - the site of America's first linoleum factory in the 1860s.  It was the location of a ferry to NJ at the end of Victory Blvd.  The area was renamed Travis in 1930 after an original area settler. 

      1981 movie scenes from "Splendor in the Grass" were filmed in Travis, vicinity of E 154 quarters

     http://www.statenislandhistory.com/travis.html

     http://forgotten-ny.com/2006/03/travis-staten-island/


Bulls Heads, Staten Island:

      Neighborhood was named after a 1700s tavern at intersection of Richmond Ave and Victory Blvd:

     

 
     

     

     

     



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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2198 on: December 05, 2017, 01:54:26 AM »
Lt. Frank Pellegrino is a fellow musician who I've worked on DooWop shows with. He played tenor sax for Reperratta and the Del-Rons. Last time I saw him was a few years back, when he was promoted to Captain of E91 in "El Barrio".  ;)

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2199 on: December 05, 2017, 04:06:01 AM »
Lt. Frank Pellegrino is a fellow musician who I've worked on DooWop shows with. He played tenor sax for Reperratta and the Del-Rons. Last time I saw him was a few years back, when he was promoted to Captain of E91 in "El Barrio".  ;)
Not trying to change the thread, but regarding "Reparata" aka Mary Alese, they had a few great tunes back in the 60's i.e. "Whenever a teenager cries", "I can hear the rain", "Tommy" and others.

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2200 on: December 05, 2017, 06:29:50 AM »
Mack,
Natalie Wood's character's house in Splendor in the Grass (1961) was at the southeast corner of Victory Boulevard and Roswell Avenue, less than a mile west of Engine 154's quarters.
It's now an empty lot.

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2201 on: December 05, 2017, 08:22:38 AM »
Ken - Natalie Wood is not here any more either.  Too bad.  I always liked Travis neighborhood.  A lot of older classic homes.  Friendly small shops.  The house she lived in for movie scenes was on top of a small store I think? Too bad it is gone.

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Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Reply #2202 on: December 05, 2017, 08:41:28 AM »
Victory Blvd used to be a toll road in the 1800s.  Called Richmond Turnpike.  It was renamed Victory Blvd to celebrate the end of World War I. Volunteer fire company Oceanic Hook and Ladder 1 has been operating from its Travis firehouse since 1800s.  Last I knew they operated an engine and brush fire rig.  Before E 166/L 86 firehouse and E 154 firehouse were built, Oceanic H&L was the only fire company close for Travis and Bulls Head.  E 163 L 83 and E 158 had very long runs. Oceanic H&L 1 and Richmond Engine 1 are two of the last operating volunteer fire companies in NYC.



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