Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments

Chapter 8, Part III

By Holice and Debbie

Engine Company No. 9 thereafter should be known as Hose Company No. 35; Engine Company No. 47 as Hose Company No. 34; Engine Company No. 17 as Hose Company No. 37; Third Ward Hose Company as Hose Company No. 27; Fifth District Hose Company as Hose Company No. 28; Hose Company No. 44 as Hose Company No. 29; Hose Company No. 43 as Hose Company No. 31; Hose Company No. 42 as Hose Company No. 32; making the number and location of the fire apparatus as follows:

ENGINE COMPANIES.--THEIR NUMBERS AND LOCATIONS

No. 1

Clinton Square, foot of Duane Street

No. 2

Eldridge, near Division

No. 3

Orange, near Prince

No. 4

North Dutch Church, near Ann Street

No. 5

North Dutch Church, near Ann Street

No. 6

Reade Street, near West Broadway

No. 7

Rose Street, near Frankfort Street

No. 8

Ludlow, near Broome Street

No. 9

Disbanded

No. 10

Third Street, near Bowery

No. 11

Wooster, near Prince Street

No. 12

William, near Duane Street

No. 13

Duane, near William Street

No. 14

Corner of Vesey and Church Streets

No. 15

Christie, near Walker Street

No. 16

Disbanded

No. 17

Disbanded

No. 18

Amity, near sixth Avenue

No. 19

Elizabeth, near Grand Street

No. 20

Cedar, near Greenwich Street

No. 21

Lumber, near Cedar Street

No. 22

Chambers, near Centre Street

No. 23

Anthony, near Broadway

No. 24

Seventeenth Street, near Ninth Avenue

No. 25

Twenty-third Street, near fifth Avenue

No. 26

Madison, near Rutgers Street

No. 27

Watts, near Greenwich Street

No. 28

Disbanded

No. 29

Horatio Street, near Ninth Avenue

No. 30

Disbanded

No. 31

West Broadway, near Beach Street

No. 32

Hester, near Allen Street

No. 33

Gouverneur, near Henry Street

No. 34

Christopher, near Hudson Street

No. 35

Harlem

No. 36

Varick, near Vandam Street

No. 37

Delancey, near Allen Street

No. 38

Nassau, near Ann Street

No. 39

Doyers, near Chatham Street

No. 40

Mulberry, near Broome Street

No. 41

Corner Delancey and Attorney Streets

No. 42

Beaver, near William Street

No. 43

Manhattanville

No. 44

Houston, near Lewis Street

No. 45

Yorkville, Third Avenue

No. 46

Twenty-fifth Street, near Bull's Head

No. 47

Disbanded

No. 48

Thirteenth Street, near Sixth Avenue

No. 49

Disbanded

No. 50

Bloomingdale Road, Harsenville

HOSE COMPANIES

No. 1, 4-wheeled

Duane, near William Street

No. 2, 2-wheeled

William, near Duane Street

No. 3, 2-wheeled

Centre, near Hester Street

No. 4, 2-wheeled

Attorney, near Delancey Street

No. 5, 4-wheeled

Mercer, near Prince Street

No. 6, 4-wheeled

Gouverneur, near Henry Street

No. 7, 2-wheeled

Christie, near Stanton Street

No. 8, 4-wheeled

Cedar, near Nassau Street

No. 9, 4-wheeled

Mulberry, near Broome Street

No. 10, 2-wheeled

Roosevelt, near Cherry Street

No. 11, 2-wheeled

Jefferson Market, Sixth Avenue

No. 12, 4-wheeled

Seventeenth Street, near Ninth Avenue

No. 13, 2-wheeled

Eldridge, near Division Street

No. 14, 2-wheeled

Elizabeth, near Bayard Street

No. 15, 2-wheeled

Essex Market, near Grand Street

No. 16, 2-wheeled

Beaver, near Broad Street

No. 17, 4-wheeled

Fifth Street, near Second Avenue

No. 18, 2-wheeled

Franklin Market, Old Slip

No. 19, 2-wheeled

Cortlandt Alley, near Canal Street

No. 20, 2-wheeled

John, near Dutch Street

No. 21, 2-wheeled

Henry, near Catharine Street

No. 22, 2-wheeled

Hester, near Allen Street

No. 23, 2-wheeled

Charles, near Hudson Street

No. 24, 2-wheeled

Renwick, near Spring Street

No. 25, 2-wheeled

Leonard Street, near Broadway

No. 26, 2-wheeled

Monroe, near Jefferson Street

No. 27, 2-wheeled

Corner of Vesey and Church Street

No. 28, 2-wheeled

Chambers, near Centre Street

No. 29, 2-wheeled

Willett, near Rivington Street

No. 30, 2-wheeled

Bowery, near Thirteenth Street

No. 31, 2-wheeled

Third Street, near Broadway

No. 33, 2-wheeled

Sullivan, near Prince Street

No. 34, 2-wheeled

Tenth Street, near Avenue D

No. 35, 2-wheeled

Mercer, near Bleecker Street

No. 36, 2-wheeled

Henry, near Catharine Street

No. 37, 2-wheeled

Monroe Market

No. 38, 2-wheeled

Amity Street, near Sixth Avenue

HYDRANT COMPANIES

No. 1

John A. Blackledge, Foreman

No. 2

Allen R. Jollie, Foreman

No. 3

Daniel Coger, Foreman

HOOK AND LADDER COMPANIES

No. 1

Beaver, near Broad Street

No. 2

Chambers, near Centre Street

No. 4

Eldridge, near Walker Street

No. 5

Corner Delancey and Attorney Streets

No. 6

Mercer, near Prince Street

No. 7

Harlem

No. 8

Disbanded

No. 9

Disbanded

No. 10

Third Avenue, Yorkville

Fire wardens to the number of six were stationed in each of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Wards.

The common Council, on September 7, 1842, by ordinance, established the offices of a chief engineer, a superintendent of the aqueduct works, a water purveyor, and a register of rents, to hold their respective offices during the pleasure of the Common Council, unless sooner removed for cause by the Croton Aqueduct Board, with the Concurrence of the Joint Croton Aqueduct Board committee. The chief engineer, under the direction of the Croton Aqueduct Board, had the general executive care and superintendence of the Croton Aqueduct Works.

The superintendent and water purveyor had the care of laying down all the distributing pipes, hydrants, and stop-cocks, under the direction of the chief engineer and Croton Aqueduct Board; examined into, and reported to the Croton Aqueduct Board all applications for water, and generally did all such duty assigned to them; they attended all fires, provided against all unnecessary waste of water, and saw that all hydrants were closed at the termination of each conflagration.

The salary of the chief engineer was increased to one thousand five hundred dollars per annum.

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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