Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9

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Firehouse, Engine Company 33
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Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 is located in New York City
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 is located in New York
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 is located in the US
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9
Location 42 Great Jones, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Coordinates 40°43′37″N 73°59′33″W / 40.726852°N 73.992547°W / 40.726852; -73.992547Coordinates: 40°43′37″N 73°59′33″W / 40.726852°N 73.992547°W / 40.726852; -73.992547
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

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

History[edit]

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.

Equipment[edit]

Engine 33 on Broadway near the station on Great Jones Street

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]

References[edit]

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