Fire Alarm, Telegraph and Police Signaling Building

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Fire Alarm, Telegraph and
Police Signaling Building
FireAlarmTelegraphAndPoliceSignalingBuilding.jpg
South elevation, 2009
Fire Alarm, Telegraph and Police Signaling Building is located in New York
Fire Alarm, Telegraph and Police Signaling Building
Location Troy, NY
Coordinates 42°43′46″N 73°41′09″W / 42.72944°N 73.68583°W / 42.72944; -73.68583Coordinates: 42°43′46″N 73°41′09″W / 42.72944°N 73.68583°W / 42.72944; -73.68583
Built 1920-22[2]
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 02001714[1]
Added to NRHP 2003

The Fire Alarm, Telegraph and Police Signaling Building, usually referred to just as the Signaling Building, is located on State Street in Troy, New York, United States. It is currently used as storage space by Rensselaer County.

It was built to implement a new combined fire and police "silent alarm" system in the early 1920s, using telephone wires instead of human bell-ringers. This represented the last step in Troy's efforts to prevent the devastating fires of the 19th century from destroying so much of the city again. It continued to be used for that purpose until 1968, and in 2003 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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