New York State Armoury on Heyward Street A.D. 1883
Across the Street from the Armoury
This seemingly abandoned police station 65 is off Prospect Place and East New York Ave.
This strange lifeless Police Academy is on Chauncey Street near Broadway
next to the more modern Police Precinct I don't know what
Second Company Signal Corp 1909
Main Support Battalion - Base of the Rainbow
Bedford Avenue and Union Street
Police Athletic League
Wilson Avenue and Delkalb Ave
Park Place and Washington Avenue
On December 20, 1895, the Fire Department completed the purchase of a lot from Mary L. Mintonge for $2,400.00. The lot located on Central Avenue near Van Voorhis (now Decatur) Street measured 25 feet in the front and 100 feet deep. A new fire company for Bushwick known as Engine 52 would be placed in service in a new three story house once it was finished. On May 20, 1896, the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper reported the competition in building the new firehouse as being stiff with many contractors picking up plans. The new house would be the first of its kind in Brooklyn, with a roof top garden for the firemen to chill between alarms. Most of the contractors wanted to be the first to build this house with a garden that would be copied throughout the Country. The winning contractor was Leonard Brothers and he built the house for $16,947. Phat.
The last Firehouse is at Decatur Avenue and Central Avenue
the 1970's several areas of the City were hit with arson fires including
Many of these fires were set in vacant buildings and spread to occupied structures.
Most of these buildings were heavy timber construction and brick, and had fire
on several floors upon arrival. One of these fires was on July 18, 1977 - Engine 252
was third due. Box 767 sounded that day for a fire in a five story vacant building.
It took a fifth alarm assignment and a borough call to Manhattan to control this fire.
When it was over 32 buildings would be destroyed. Two days later a third alarm was
sounded for box 793 for a five story vacant factory building. This trend would continue
until the mid 1980's.
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