Old Bronx Firehouses

Bxboro

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Looking for photos of 50/19's old house along with E-48's old house on Webster. Thanks in advance if you can help out !! 
 

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If you go to "Google Maps", enter the address: "491 E. 166th St., Bronx, NY" you will see a map with the old firehouse location indicated by a red marker.  Go to the left thermometer-looking scale and drag the yellow figure over to the location marker.  A street view appears.  You can move up and down the street, rotate left or right.  You can also move in or out with the view.  You can definately see the old quarters.  Maybe print the page.

This is same to see any of the old firehouses in the city still standing. If you use the address list from Mike Boucher's history: http://www.nyfd.com/cityhist.pdf you can find most of the old FDNY quarters in all the boros.

This is a good way to view the actual building of any job reported on this site.  Use Google Maps and the street view option. This works for a lot of other cities, too.

You can also find the old NYC volunteer houses.  Many are still standing.  Some became FDNY firehouses.  Some are converted.
http://www.nyfd.com/history/bronx_vol.pdf
http://www.nyfd.com/history/brooklyn_wd_vol.pdf
http://www.nyfd.com/history/queens_vol.pdf
http://www.nyfd.com/history/brooklyn_ed_vol.pdf
http://www.nyfd.com/history/si_vol.pdf
http://www.nyfd.com/history/manvolfd.pdf
 

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Click on the link at the very bottom of this post .....then scroll down to the bottom of the page & you can see 2 snapshots (1 of 50/19 & 1 of 46/27 ) i took in '89 along w/some comments & history...................................................Re: OLD FIREHOUSES
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Former quarters ENG*50....LAD*19....DIV*6.....E 166 St. nr 3 Av.BX....1989.


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Former Quarters LAD*27...ENG*46...LAD*27-2 (who became LAD*58)..ENG*46-2....& BN*56...Also for awhile original SQ*1 after they moved to the Bronx from Harlem (59 &30)...in 1972... After ENG* 46 & LAD* 27 & BN* 56 moved to C. Bx. Xway. House was occupied half by Communications & half by Fire Marshalls......Rescue 3 & Collapse 3 occupied the house from July 1992 untill earlier this year when they moved to new qtrs. Photo was taken in 1989. E 176 St. Bx.


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Bxboro

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Thanks guys......my bad..... but I am looking for photos from when these houses were active...sorry I wasn't more specific. Had a neighbor that lived a few doors down from my firehouse that worked in the old house on 166st. Lt in 50 and Chief in the 6th. Just wanted to see a pic when it was active. He told me many stories about the "old house" Thanks !!!
 

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I have a couple of question's that hopefully someone that may have worked at this house can help with. There is a picture of a vacated firehouse in Dennis Smith's and Jill Freedman's book, "FireHouse" on page 15. Which house was this and what was it's location also were the company/s moved to a new house or was the company disbanded due to budget issues?
 

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That was LAD*40 s qtrs on Hancock Place ......they moved around the corner in a newer house w/ENG*37 on 125 St. many years ago.
 

homer130

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Thank you blzdp and 68jk09, both where right on the money as for the location of ladder 40. The station looks good now a days. Alot better than the picture in Dennis Smith's Firehouse book. I enjoy seeing these old firehouse pictures (then and now). So thanks for your help.
 

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LADDER 40 MANHATTAN

ORG. 6 Hancock Pl. (Jan. 1, 1910)
NQTRS. 415 W. 125th St. W/ E-37 (Sep. 6, 1974)
 
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