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Firehouse, Engine Company 33
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Location 42 Great Jones, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Built 1898-1899
Architect Ernest Flagg and W.B. Chambers
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
NRHP reference No. 72000871
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Added to NRHP March 16, 1972

Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 is a New York City Fire Department firehouse at 42 Great Jones Street in NoHo, 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

New York City Fire Engine 33
Engine 33 on Broadway near the station on Great Jones Street

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. Ladder Company 9 was organized in 1865; its first house was on Elizabeth Street. It moved to 42 Great Jones Street in 1948. The Great Jones Street location was also the home of the Chief of Department for a time.

10 of the 14 firefighters from this house who responded to the World Trade Center were killed in the September 11 attacks.

Equipment

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. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/224/middlemen?act=2

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