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Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9

Firehouse, Engine Company 33
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Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 is located in New York City
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 is located in New York
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 is located in the United States
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9
Location42 Great Jones, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Coordinates40°43′37″N 73°59′33″W / 40.726852°N 73.992547°W / 40.726852; -73.992547
Built1898-1899
ArchitectErnest Flagg and W.B. Chambers
Architectural styleBeaux-Arts[2]
NRHP reference #72000871[1]
NYCL #191
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 16, 1972
Designated NYCLNovember 12, 1968

Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 is a New York City Fire Department firehouse at 42 Great Jones Street in Manhattan. It is the home of Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9. The building is a Beaux Arts structure built in 1899 by Ernest Flagg and W.B. Chambers.

History

Engine 33 Company was originally organized on Mercer Street in lower Manhattan on November 1, 1865, but then moved to its present location on June 1, 1899.[3] Ladder Company 9 was organized in 1865; its first house was on Elizabeth Street. It moved to 42 Great Jones Street in 1948.[4] The Great Jones Street location was also the home of the Chief of Department for a time.

Equipment

Engine 33 on Broadway near the station on Great Jones Street

The first engine kept at 42 Great Jones was powered by steam and built by Clapp & Jones Manufacturing Company, Hudson, New York. It was able to throw water 215 feet.[5]

September 11, 2001

10 of the 14 firefighters from this house who responded to the World Trade Center were killed in the September 11 attacks.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "AIA Guide to New York City", 4th Edition, pg 160
  3. ^ FDNY History
  4. ^ FDNY History
  5. ^ Steamer Test
  6. ^ NY Daily Photo

External links

[www.thisamericanlife.org]