Landmarks Votes on Two Brooklyn Firehouses Today


Today the Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on two historic Brooklyn firehouses: Engine Company 28 (pictured left) at 436 39th Street and Engine Company 40 (pictured right) at 1307-1309 Prospect Avenue. Engine Company 28 is a Romanesque Revival-style firehouse built in Sunset Park in 1890; Engine Company 40 was constructed in 1895 during a campaign by the Brooklyn Fire Commissioner to replace the old firehouses with more modern buildings. You can read the full LPC writeup in this earlier post. The Daily News also wrote up a story today on all five NYC firehouses up for designation. The LPC held a public hearing on both buildings this December. Stay tuned for the result of today’s vote! Update: The LPC approved all five firehouses for designation. The designations bring the total number of FDNY landmarked firehouses to 37.
Looking to Landmark Two Brooklyn Firehouses [Brownstoner]