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Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company Firehouse

Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company Firehouse was a historic fire station located at Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. It was built in 1888 and is a three-story, three bay wide, masonry building in the Queen Anne style. It is constructed of red brick with stone stringcourses and terra cotta decoration. It features a low hipped roof with decorative gable ends and a corner bell tower.[2]

Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company Firehouse
Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company Firehouse, day..JPG
The 2001 replacement for the 1888-built Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company firehouse
Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company Firehouse is located in New York
Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company Firehouse
Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company Firehouse is located in the United States
Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company Firehouse
Location46 S. Main St., Port Chester, New York
Coordinates40°59′58″N 73°39′55″W / 40.99944°N 73.66528°W / 40.99944; -73.66528Coordinates: 40°59′58″N 73°39′55″W / 40.99944°N 73.66528°W / 40.99944; -73.66528
Arealess than one acre
Built1888
ArchitectSlater, Howard G.; Thomas, W.A.
Architectural styleQueen Anne
NRHP reference #83001831 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 15, 1983

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

The official name of this firehouse was the South Main Street Firehouse. The address was 46 South Main Street, Port Chester, NY. As described above, it housed the Putnam Engine & Hose Company, No.2 (founded Oct. 1854) and the Mellor Engine & Hose Company, No.3. The fire engines for these companies are Engine 63 and Engine 61, respectively.

In 1995 the rear wall of the South Main Street Firehouse collapsed, rendering the firehouse uninhabitable. Putnam and Mellor were temporarily displaced and eventually relocated to their current home – the South End Fire Station (51-53 Grace Church Street, Port Chester, NY). This new firehouse was completed in 2001.

Despite public outcry and despite being on the Register of Historic places, on November 17, 2007 the South Main Street Firehouse was demolished.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-05-01. Note: This includes Austin N. O'Brien (August 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company Firehouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01. and Accompanying three photographs
 
The replacement P&M Firehouse at night.