Rescue Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 Firehouse

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Rescue Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 Firehouse
Roslyn's historic firehouse; Rescue Hook & Ladder Company #1.
Rescue Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 Firehouse is located in New York
Rescue Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 Firehouse
Location Junction of School Street and Skillman Street, Roslyn, New York
Coordinates 40°48′10″N 73°38′48″W / 40.80278°N 73.64667°W / 40.80278; -73.64667Coordinates: 40°48′10″N 73°38′48″W / 40.80278°N 73.64667°W / 40.80278; -73.64667
Area less than one acre
Built 1937
Architect Johanson,H. William
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Roslyn Village MRA
NRHP Reference # 91000480[1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 1991

The Rescue Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 Firehouse is located in Roslyn, New York. Although the department was established on November 1, 1852, the firehouse itself was built in 1937, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 6, 1991. It was subsequently sold and renovated as a Temple. The new Roslyn Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 firehouse, dedicated in 1986, is a Brobdingnagian structure containing five fire trucks and larger equipment, towering over the Roslyn Plaza, which had fallen victim to the Town of North Hempstead's asphalt- and concrete- philosophy, demolishing 19th century structures for the Long Island Railroad's expansive parking lot. The volunteer firefighter brigade has claimed several championships over the years in competitions with other firehouses. It is the oldest volunteer fire company in the U.S.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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