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Engine Company 31

 
 
Engine Company 31 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Daniele Gates, July 31, 2010
1. Engine Company 31 Marker
Inscription. This building, constructed in 1895, is among the best of the many eclectic firehouses built by Napoleon Le Brun & Sons. Today it seems surprising that such an elaborate design would be used for so utilitarian a structure. The entire spirit of the building - with its corner tower, steep roof, dormers, and stone and iron crestings - recalls a romantic fairy tale.
 
Erected 1989 by New York Landmarks and Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 43.046′ N, 74° 0.083′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and White Street, on the right when traveling north on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 87 Lafayette Street, New York NY 10013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Biography of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham De Peyster Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foley Square Before 1600 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foley Square c. 1880 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Paine Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Underground Railroad Station
Engine Company 31 building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2000
2. Engine Company 31 building
The marker is to the left of the center door.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); New York County Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foley Square c. 1800 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Engine Company 31. The building is the long-time home of the Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV), and is listed in the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition.
 
Also see . . .
1. Engine Company 31 - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. History of Engine Company 31 - NYFD website. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Firehouse
 
Categories. DisastersMan-Made FeaturesNotable Buildings
 
Engine Company 31 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Daniele Gates, July 31, 2010
3. Engine Company 31 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2010, by Daniele Gates of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 649 times since then. Last updated on November 30, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Daniele Gates of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on November 8, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Daniele Gates of Brooklyn, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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