Fireman's Hall (New York)

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Fireman's Hall
Fireman's Hall Alfred NY Apr 12.jpg
Fireman's Hall, April 2012
Fireman's Hall (New York) is located in New York
Fireman's Hall (New York)
Location 7 W. University St., Alfred, New York
Coordinates 42°15′13″N 77°47′29″W / 42.25361°N 77.79139°W / 42.25361; -77.79139Coordinates: 42°15′13″N 77°47′29″W / 42.25361°N 77.79139°W / 42.25361; -77.79139
Area 0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
Built 1890
Architect A.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Co.
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 80004275[1]
Added to NRHP March 18, 1980

Fireman's Hall is a historic fire hall located at Alfred in Allegany County, New York. It was built in 1890-1891 by volunteer firemen as the first home of the A.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Co. It is a massive three story brick and sandstone structure that features an imposing bell / clock tower. The clock, designed by Seth Thomas, was donated by the Samuel Stillman family after the Village ran out of funds for the hall.[2] The weather vane atop depicts a firefighter on a ladder. The building has housed village offices since the 1970s, as well as village court, police station and meeting hall today.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Rausmussen, Thomas (2001). Walking the Village of Alfred. Alfred Historical Society. p. 6. 
  3. ^ Claire L. Ross (November 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Fireman's Hall". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying seven photos".