Fire Engine Company 253

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

2425-2427 86th Street

ARCHITECT: Parfitt Brothers

DATE: 1895-96

STYLE: Dutch Renaissance Revival

Brooklyn Dutch Renaissance Revival

Designated September 15, 1998

Fire Engine Company 253, built in 1895-96 for the City of Brooklyn, is a major design by the prominent architectural firm of Parfitt Brothers. The two-story structure with tower was erected on 86th Street, a major transportation route. Its Dutch Renaissance Revival design alludes to the area’s roots as one of the first six towns established in Kings County. It is faced in tawny brick with complementary brownstone details and a set of stepped pediments, features that appeared in civic structures built in northern Europe and the American colonies during the early seventeenth century.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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