Karl R. Josker
The Firehouses Of Buffalo
> Engine 36
Karl R. Josker
1655 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1/250s f/11.0 at 32.0mm iso400
© 2007 by Karl R. Josker
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they close ladder 12 and move ladder 13in with eng.36 on hertel ave.
Engine 36's quarters as pictured here were built in 1913 to complement the fledgling industrial build up of this area. To the immediate left of the station is the former Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Factory. Across the street were endless factories lined up along the New York Central Railroad's Belt Line. To the right of the building on Elmhurst Place IRC Trolleys used to connect to the Delaware line from the Elmwood line. Lastly, this area was the former grounds of the Pan-American Exposition which was held in 1901.
These quarters will be closing at the end of this summer and Engine 36, along with Ladder 12 will be moving to new quarters at Hertel Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. In the transition of moving Ladder 12, Ladder 13 at Colvin Avenue and Linden Avenue will be closed.This is to be the "last" closing but it has been rumored that Engine 38 could be next on the list for closing. That way, the new station built with 3 bays, could house the 7th Battalion Chief and the Firehouse/Police Complex at Linden and Colvin could be closed.
Hopefully this station will be left in good hands and not left to rot and wither as too many grand buildings in Buffalo have suffered.