Last week the Queens Chronicle wrote about the effort of residents, civic leaders, and elected officials to landmark the firehouse at 59-29 68 Street in Maspeth. Residents argue that the historic significance, the importance of the station during September 11th, and the firehouse’s upcoming centennial are all reasons for landmarking. The structure first opened as a fire station in 1914. Squad 288 has operated out of the building since 1998. While residents continue to garner support from the community, they also plan to present the landmarking proposal to Community Board Five during this month’s general meeting.