Fire Engine Company No. 53

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

175 East 104th Street

ARCHITECT: Napoleon LeBrun & Sons

DATE: 1883-84

STYLE: Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival

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Like most late nineteenth-century New York City firehouses, Fire Engine Company No. 53 has a large central opening at the ground level, flanked by smaller doorways. The design incorporates elements of the Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival styles. The cast-iron trabeated base is enlivened by foliate capitals incorporating sunflowers and torches. Molded brick panels above the windows and terra-cotta medallions in the form of stylized sunflowers adorning the frieze below the cornice are among the Queen Anne motifs of the design. At the roofline stylized console brackets executed in corbelled brick support small pedimented forms adorned with sunbursts.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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