Old Brooklyn Fire Headquarters Old Brooklyn Fire Headquarters

Designed by notable Brooklyn architect Frank Freeman in 1892, the Old Brooklyn Fire Headquarters is a distinct example of the Romanesque Revival style applied to a skyscraper. Originally serving as the flagship for the City of Brooklyn's fire department, the building boasted a fire station, garage and stables, offices, dormitories and a fire watch tower until the 1980s, when it was converted to affordable housing. Under the stewardship of local community developer, Pratt Area Community Council, the building is currently undergoing a comprehensive rehabilitation that will upgrade its housing units and return the building to its former glory as an iconic Brooklyn landmark, while obtaining crucial funding to the project through the sale of federal and state rehabilitation tax credits. GDPC's work to date on the project includes a feasibility study and completion of Parts 1 and 2 of the federal rehabilitation tax credit application, which is anticipated to reap $2,000,000 of tax credits for the $5,000,000 rehabilitation.

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