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Fire Patrol #2, 84 West 3rd Street

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Thank you for your support -- the building has been preserved and was landmarked in 2013!

Fire Patrol House History 10/03/06

State and National Registers of Historic Places eligibility report and letter 1/25/10

GVSHP letter to Landmarks Preservation Commission requesting landmark status 8/16/06


Exterior and interior details of the fire patrol house


6 sq ft

WFUV-FM Cityscape 3/8/8


GVSHP asked the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the New York Board of Fire Underwriters Fire Patrol House #2 at 84 West 3rd Street in the South Village. The Fire Patrol, which is not the NY Fire Department, is an incredibly historic 200 year old institution with roots going back to Benjamin Franklin, and which predates the establishment of municipal fire departments. Nearly every city in the United States once had one, but in the early 2000s New York City had the only such remaining patrol, with three patrol houses remain in New York.  The Underwriters sold off all the properties, but this building has been preserved and restored, and in 2013 GVSHP got it landmarked as part of the South Village Historic District.

The Fire Patrol Building at 84 West 3rd Street in the South Village.  GVSHP campaigned to see the building preserved when the Fire Patrol announced the property would be sold in 2006.

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