Mundane Mondays: Engine Co. 16, Ladder Co. 7, Kips Bay, NYC

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This firehouse is located at 234 East 29th Street in Kips Bay. It follows the typical form of firehouses of the period, while also including some interesting details such as the marble cladding on above the left window bay and the red metal window surrounds. It was built in 1964 and designed by Raphael Courland, who also designed P.S. 28 in Manhattan and Congregation B’Nai Israel in Freeport, Long Island.

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Courland worked with his father in the firm of Maurice Courland & Son. The father had a notable career from the 1920s to at least the 1950s, specializing in the design of synagogues, among other buildings. Some of his principal works include the Free Synagogue of Flushing in Queens, the Gates of Hope Temple in Manhattan, and Magen David Synagogue in Brooklyn.

Today’s entry was submitted by Andrew B.

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