Fire Engine Company No. 7/Hook & Ladder Company No. 1

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

100 Duane Street

ARCHITECT: Trowbridge & Livingston

DATE: 1904-05

STYLE: Beaux-Arts

Beaux-Arts Manhattan Tribeca

The Engine Company No. 7 /Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 Firehouse was designed in the Beaux-Arts style–or what at the time was described as the “modern French” style. Its three-bay width was dictated by the two-bay requirement of an enlarged engine company and a third bay for a separate hook & ladder company. The architects created a facade remarkable for its symmetry and emphatic horizontality. It is visually unified by superimposed architectural elements drawn from early seventeenth-century French civic architecture: the boldly rusticated Indiana limestone ground story, the brick and raised limestone bands of the upper stories, the entablature and parapet.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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