Thursday, April 30, 2015

historic fireplace

Walk along Great Jones Street in Noho and you’ll pass what appears to be just another firehouse.

But look up and see how splendid it really is.

Designed and built at the turn of the last century, about 1898, engine company 33 bore witness to that pivotal era from horsedrawn to steam powered firetrucks.  

...while wrapped in great Beaux Arts style.

This firehouse is so highly regarded for its architectural significance, it is both a NYC Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fourteen firefighters are regularly stationed here.

Ten of those fourteen lost their lives on 9/11.


Thank you, FDNY.

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