Fireman's Hall (Alfred, New York)

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Fireman's Hall is a historic fire hall located at Alfred in Allegany County, New York. It was built in 1890-1891 by volunteer firemen as the first home of the A.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Co. It is a massive three story brick and sandstone structure that features an imposing bell / clock tower. The clock, designed by Seth Thomas, was donated by the Samuel Stillman family after the Village ran out of funds for the hall.[2] The weather vane atop depicts a firefighter on a ladder. The building has housed village offices since the 1970s, as well as village court, police station and meeting hall today.[3]

Fireman's Hall
Fireman's Hall, April 2012
Fireman's Hall (Alfred, New York) is located in New York
Fireman's Hall (Alfred, New York)
Fireman's Hall (Alfred, New York) is located in the United States
Fireman's Hall (Alfred, New York)
Location7 W. University St., Alfred, New York
Coordinates42°15′13″N 77°47′29″W / 42.25361°N 77.79139°W / 42.25361; -77.79139
Area0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
ArchitectA.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Co.
NRHP reference No.80004275[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 18, 1980

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Rausmussen, Thomas (2001). Walking the Village of Alfred. Alfred Historical Society. p. 6.
  3. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2016-05-01. Note: This includes Claire L. Ross (November 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Firemen's Hall" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01. and Accompanying seven photographs

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