Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9

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Firehouse, Engine Company 33
Location 42 Great Jones, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Built 1898-1899
Architect Ernest Flagg and W.B. Chambers
Architectural style Beaux-Arts[2]
NRHP Reference # 72000871[1]
NYCL # 191
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972
Designated NYCL November 12, 1968

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


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.


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[edit]

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[edit]


Engine 33 on Broadway near the station on Great Jones Street
  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "AIA Guide to New York City", 4th Edition, pg 160
  3. ^ FDNY History
  4. ^ FDNY History
  5. ^ Steamer Test
  6. ^ NY Daily Photo

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Coordinates: 40°43′37″N 73°59′33″W / 40.726852°N 73.992547°W / 40.726852; -73.992547