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ENGINE 220/LADDER 122 FIREHOUSES 530-532 11TH STREET, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 48 "PRIDE OF PARK SLOPE"


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ENGINE 220/LADDER 122 FIREHOUSES 530-532 11TH STREET, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 48 "PRIDE OF PARK SLOPE"


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ENGINE 220/LADDER 122 FIREHOUSES 530-532 11TH STREET, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 48 "PRIDE OF PARK SLOPE"


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ENGINE 220/LADDER 122 FIREHOUSES 530-532 EAST 11TH STREET, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 48 "PRIDE OF PARK SLOPE"


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I just have one question regarding E 220 & L 122 quarters. I lived on 1st St bet 5 & 6 Ave in Park Slope back in the 50's & 60s....

Is there any reason as to why all the information regarding this firehouse is addressed as E 11 Street... Last time l was there it was on 11th St off 8th Ave and this was only a few months ago
 

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I just have one question regarding E 220 & L 122 quarters. I lived on 1st St bet 5 & 6 Ave in Park Slope back in the 50's & 60s....

Is there any reason as to why all the information regarding this firehouse is addressed as E 11 Street... Last time l was there it was on 11th St off 8th Ave and this was only a few months ago

Doug - You are right. Address should be 11th Street. My error. Thanks for the correction.
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ENGINE 220/LADDER 122 FIREHOUSES 530-532 11TH STREET, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 48 "PRIDE OF PARK SLOPE"


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ENGINE 220/LADDER 122 FIREHOUSES 530-532 11TH STREET, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 48 "PRIDE OF PARK SLOPE"

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Building of the Day: 530-532 11th Street


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Photo: Christopher D. Brazee for Landmarks Preservation Commission

Architecture
Park Slope
Jun 21, 2013


Name: FDNY Ladder Co. 122/Engine Co. 220
Address: 530-532 11th Street
Cross Streets: 7th and 8th Avenues
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Year Built: (530) 1883, (532) 1906
Architectural Style: (530) Collegiate Gothic, (532) Beaux-Arts
Architect: (530) Frank. D. Norris, (532) Walter Parfitt

Other Work by Architect: Walter Parfitt (Parfitt Brothers), Engine 252, Bushwick, St. Augustine’s RC Church, Grace Methodist, both Park Slope. Also Montague, Grosvenor, Berkeley Apt Bldgs, Bklyn Hts, Hoagland mansion, Clinton Hill and Truslow House, Crown Heights North.

Landmarked: Yes, part of Park Slope HD Extension (2012)


The story: These two fire department buildings are rare examples of an old and newer firehouse buildings still standing next to each other. They provide a great architectural contrast, showing in the space of only twenty-three years, how much architecture and the community can change. The first fire house in this neighborhood was here, in 1882. At the time, this part of Park Slope was still developing, with a scattering of houses, most wood framed, with open lots between. The Ansonia Clock factory was already here, and about a year old in their new factory, and as they grew, so did the surrounding neighborhood.

The city authorized the building of a new building for a very necessary firehouse, and somehow Frank D. Norris got the job. Today, he is virtually unknown, but for this firehouse. This is too bad, because it’s really nice. Norris designed it in the Gothic Collegiate style, an architectural style usually reserved for school and civic buildings. The second floor windows with their arched lintels are especially attractive. The Gothic styling is certainly there, but it harkens back to the simpler early Gothic Revival style of the 1840s, not the ornate, ecclesiastical Gothic Revival style that was all the rage later. This ladder company building is quite small, and was not heavily manned, going to show that the neighborhood was not at the point where the city expected much to happen, disaster-wise.

By 1906, when the Parfitt building was complete, this part of Brooklyn had grown tremendously. Row upon row of brownstone and limestone row houses lined every side street, and the commercial strip along 7th Avenue was humming with small businesses. Architectural styles had changed too, and now, civic buildings like firehouses were expected to be formal and monumental, reflecting the City Beautiful philosophy that said that people should be impressed and inspired by a city’s fine architecture. The Beaux-Arts style, ornate and very European, was a perfect architectural venue for this philosophy. The Engine Company building is a fine example of this, with an extra story, high ceilings and rich looking limestone façade with an intricately carved parapet wall.

Neighborhood fire houses are either ladder or engine companies. A ladder truck enables the firefighters to climb up to rooftops and high windows to fight the fire and to facilitate rescues. These trucks are more complicated and costly than the engine trucks, which use hoses to pump the water from the fire hydrant or other source, through to the attached hoses, onto the fire. Both are needed in most situations. Both firehouses were landmarked in 2012, but in 2011, Mayor Bloomberg put Engine 220 on the list to be closed. There was much community protest for this house, and all of the rest on the list. In my opinion, fire houses should not be closed. It makes no sense, when they are already spread so thinly throughout the city. Disasters and tragedies don’t care about budgets. To my knowledge, it is still open.



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ENGINE 220/LADDER 122 FIREHOUSES 530-532 11TH STREET, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 48 "PRIDE OF PARK SLOPE"


ENGINE 220 MEDAL


JOHN S. LANGAN FF. ENG. 220 MAR. 4, 1909 1911 BROOKLYN CITIZENS

FF Langan was awarded the Brooklyn Citizens Medal in 1911 for heroic rescue efforts on March 4, 1909 at an apartment fire at 313 7th Avenue, Brooklyn.

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ENGINE 220/LADDER 122 FIREHOUSES 530-532 11TH STREET, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN DIVISION 11, BATTALION 48 "PRIDE OF PARK SLOPE"


LADDER 122 MEDAL


WILLIAM WARD CAPT. LAD. 122 1920 1921 STEPHENSON


Capt. Ward received the Stephenson Medal for general discipline and all around fire duty. Ladder 122 was the outstanding FDNY fire company in 1920.


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Battalion 38 covers the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. It has been the 8th District Engineer of the Brooklyn Fire Department, the 8th Battalion of Brooklyn FDNY, the original 28th Battalion, and the present 38th Battalion.

Brooklyn FD
District Engineer 8Organized231 Herkimer St, Brooklyn 1885with Brooklyn FD Engine 14
District Engineer 8Annexedas Battalion 8 FDNY Brooklyn 1898

Brooklyn FDNY
Battalion 8Organized231 Herkimer St, Brooklyn 1898with Engine 14 FDNY Brooklyn
Battalion 8Renumberedas Battalion 28 1898

FDNY

Battalion 28Organized231 Herkimer St, Brooklyn 1898with Engine 14 Brooklyn
Battalion 28Renumberedas Battalion 38 1906

Battalion 38Reorganized231 Herkimer St, Brooklyn 1906with Engine 114
Battalion 38Relocated1472 Bergen St, Brooklyn 1948with Engine 234
Battalion 38Relocated1352 Saint Johns Pl, Brooklyn 1977with Ladder 123
 
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Battalion 38 covers the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. It has been the 8th District Engineer of the Brooklyn Fire Department, the 8th Battalion of Brooklyn FDNY, the original 28th Battalion, and the present 38th Battalion.

Brooklyn FD
District Engineer 8Organized231 Herkimer St, Brooklyn 1885with Brooklyn FD Engine 14
District Engineer 8Annexedas Battalion 8 FDNY Brooklyn 1898

Brooklyn FDNY
Battalion 8Organized231 Herkimer St, Brooklyn 1898with Engine 14 FDNY Brooklyn
Battalion 8Renumberedas Battalion 28 1898

FDNY

Battalion 28Organized231 Herkimer St, Brooklyn 1898with Engine 14 Brooklyn
Battalion 28Renumberedas Battalion 38 1906

Battalion 38Reorganized231 Herkimer St, Brooklyn 1906with Engine 114
Battalion 38Relocated1472 Bergen St, Brooklyn 1948with Engine 234
Battalion 38Relocated1352 Saint Johns Pl, Brooklyn 1977with Ladder 123
Brooklyn FD

1885 - 1886District Engineer 8E14E19E22
1886 - 1889District Engineer 8E14E19E22E25L7
1889 - 1891District Engineer 8E14E19E22E25E27L7
1891 - 1892District Engineer 8E14E25E27L7
1892 - 1893District Engineer 8E14E19L5L11
1893 - 1895District Engineer 8E14E19E34L5L11
1895 - 1896District Engineer 8E14E19E34E35L5L11
1896 - 1897District Engineer 8E14E19E27E34E35L11
1897 - 1898District Engineer 8E14E19E34E35L11

FDNY

1898 - 1900Battalion 28E14E19E35L11
1900 - 1901Battalion 28E114E119E135L61
1901 - 1902Battalion 28E114E117E122E134E135L61
1902 - 1906Battalion 28E114E119E135L61

1906 - 1909Battalion 38E114E119E135L61
1909 - 1913Battalion 38E114E134E135L61
1913 - 1922Battalion 38E214E235E280L111L132
1922 - 1930Battalion 38E214E219E235E280L111L132
1930 - 1951Battalion 38E214E219E234E235E280L111L132
1951 - 1969Battalion 38E219E227E234E280L123L132
1969 - 1979Battalion 38E234E249E280L113L132
1979 - 1985Battalion 38E234E249E280L113L123L132
1985 - 1987Battalion 38E234E249E280L113L123L132R2
1987 - 1988Battalion 38E234E249E280L113L123L132
1988 - 1995Battalion 38E234E249E280L113L123L132R2
1995 - 2005Battalion 38E234E249E280L113L123L132
2005 -Battalion 38E234E249E280L113L123L132R2*
* Assigned to Rescue Battalion administratively.
 
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