25th Anniversary Booklet: Veteran Firemen's Association of Long Island City - 1890-1915
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Headquarters, 156 and 158 Grand Ave. (now 30th Ave.), Astoria. Undated photo, probably ca. 1915.
photo, hq The Astoria Historical Society reports that the building (in changed form) is in use today as a clinic. See article
The New York Times reported the following on Jan. 16, 1924, p. 21
Volunteer Firemen's Relics Burned in Clubhouse Blaze
Relics of old volunteer fire companies in and around Long Island City collected during the past thirty years were destroyed in a fire yesterday in the clubhouse of the Veteran Firemen's Association of Long Island City at 156 Grand Avenue, Astoria.

The fire started in the basement kitchen of the two-story brick building and spread to the first floor and main hall where the relics and pictures were hung on the walls. Two old fire engines which were in a brick addition built on the rear of the hall were saved.

The relics destroyed consisted of fire helmets, insignia, axes, trumptes and fire buckets used in the volunteer days. Six large oil paintings of well-known old fire companies were burned with a number of smaller pictures and paintings of firemen and engines.
Feb 2004 - http://www.pefagan.com/gen/astoria/
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