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GLENWOOD LANDING HOOK AND LADDER


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(Glenwood Hook & Ladder’s original and current home)


In April 1907 in the chapel of the Glenwood Landing Church, plans were made for formation of the first Glenwood Landing fire department. An application for a charter was signed and in May of that year an old schoolhouse became the first home to the Glenwood Landing Hook & Ladder, Engine & Hose, Inc., equipped with a horse-drawn hook and ladder and two hose-carts drawn by the volunteer firemen.

 

In 1928 a vote was taken to build a new fire house on the same site. Financial assistance came from local resident Benjamin Stern of Stern Brothers, New York, who brought the Manhattan architectural firm of Cherry & Matz to the project. William John Cherry and Herbert E. Matz specialized in ecclesiastical design. The new building’s church-like structure is still evident today.

 

Two Cherry & Matz buildings are currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places: The art-deco Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist (now known as the Hebrew Tabernacle) in Washington Heights and the colonial revival-styled First Protestant Dutch Church in Rockland County.

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