Culminating nearly two decades of campaigning, an historic firehouse on Manhattan’s Lower East Side now serves the community again through the Henry Street Settlement’s wide variety of social services, arts and healthcare programs. The three-story building was built in 1883, yet had been vacant since the New York City Fire Department’s Engine Company No. 15 relocated after 9/11. For years, the Henry Street Settlement – whose own historic headquarters is adjacent to the building – worked to ensure that it would be preserved for community use, and ultimately acquired the decommissioned firehouse from the City in 2017.
Henry Street Settlement
New York, New York
An historic Manhattan firehouse, vacant since 9/11, has been reimagined as a vibrant new community center thanks to generous donors who are honored within Altitude’s designs.