Friday, December 12, 2014


This is Engine Company 14, across 5th Avenue and down the block from City Bakery. It was built in 1894. I've walked by this firehouse thousands of times - to and from home - and to and from the bakery to Greenmarket and back. This morning, at a glance, it looked exceptionally beautiful. 

Napoleon LeBrun. Architect of Engine Company #14.


 The year after Engine Company #14,
Mr. LeBrun designed Engine Company #13
 on the corner of Lafayette and White Streets.
How many more lovely firehouses could there be?

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower. 
How many more lovely towers could there be?
[thought: not a lot].
Mr. LeBrun again. 1911.

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