Peter J. Lauritzen designed the two-story limestone and brick. building, located in Windsor Terrace at 1307-1309 Prospect Avenue (near Greenwood Avenue), in the Romanesque Revival style, a popular style for firehouses at the time. The firehouse, originally named Engine Co. 40/Hook & Ladder 21, went into service on January 20, 1896. It was renamed Engine Co. 240 in 1913. Battalion 48, which oversees the FDNY’s units in Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, and Borough Park, has been housed there since 1978.
Some places where you can read more about the firehouse, including its history:
- Commission Names Five FDNY Firehouses as New York City Landmarks New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Press Release
- Engine Company 240 Brooklyn "The unofficial home page of FDNY"
- FDNY Engine 240 and Battalion 48 "the official site of the Roadrunners"
- Windsor Terrace and Engine 240 "The unofficial home page of FDNY"A history of the firehouse, including lists of personnel