Ernest Flagg Roundup!

On November 12th, 1968, Firehouse Engine Co. 33 at 44 Great Jones Street was designated a New York City landmark.  The design of the firehouse, a “distinguished example of French Beaux Arts architecture,” is attributed to architect Ernest Flagg.  Flagg has designed quite a few significant buildings around the neighborhood and today we are rounding up our posts on his Village buildings.

Firehouse Engine Co. 33

Read this to learn more about Firehouse Engine Co. 33:

Your Neighborhood Landmark: Firehouse Engine Co. 33

Neighborhood Preservation Center NYC

GVSHP’s office in the Neighborhood Preservation Center is located in the Ernest Flagg-designed rectory of St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Church; read more about it here:

Happy Birthday Neighborhood Preservation Center

Map It! Finding the Lost Stuyvesant Alley

Happy 50th Landmark Anniversary St. Mark’s-in-the Bowery Church!

Many Layers of History between 3rd and 2nd Avenues

A Slow Ride Back to ’75 on East 11th Street

Mill’s House #1 (1896) on Bleecker Street, designed as revolutionary reform housing by Ernest Flagg to house poor single men in humane conditions.

Mills House Number 1 was a large, experimental ‘reform housing’ project in the South Village.  Read more about this South Village landmark designed by Flagg:

On the Menu at Mills House

South Village Landmark Proposal — What’s In?

Decades of Limbo To Finally End for South Village “Almost-Landmarks”?

South Village At Stake in Hudson Square Vote Tomorrow, Pt. II

This Columbus Day, Save the South Village

City and Suburban Homes Company buildings.

Not in the Village, but GVSHP was part of a coalition working to save the City and Suburban Homes Company buildings on First Avenue on the Upper East Side.  This complex is significant for their design and their pioneering role in social housing reform.  The concept was based off of the light-court tenement, a building type first proposed by architect Ernest Flagg in Scribner’s Magazine in 1894:

NYS Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Preservation in First Avenue Estate Hardship Case

 

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One comment on “Ernest Flagg Roundup!
  1. Matthew Morowitz Michala Biondi says:

    Flagg also designed St. Luke’s hospital – 1896 buildings in Morningside Hgts.

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