Stockade District, Kingston, Ulster County
Fireman’s Hall at 265 Fair Street in Kingston, New York is the former home of the Wiltwyck Hose Company No. 1 at the Wiltwyck Fire Station. The fire company took its name from the original Wiltwyck Dutch settlement that was located on the site of modern-day Kingston. The building is included on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Kingston Stockade District, where it is described as “a bracketed, brick building erected in 1857 showing Italianate influence. The tower here is neo-Renaissance in style. This is a building of considerable charm for its use as well as its style.”
Since 1982 the building has served as home to the Volunteer Fireman’s Hall and Museum. Exhibits include antique fire engines, carriages, a hand pumper, artifacts, firefighting memorabilia and much more.
The first photograph was taken in 1973 by Jack Boucher as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey. My photograph was taken 43 years later in the spring of 2016.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Sponsor Kingston Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission, and Sponsor New York Council On The Arts, Boucher, Jack E, photographer. Fireman's Hall, 267 Fair Street, Kingston, Ulster County, NY. Kingston New York Ulster County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ny0818/.