Firehouse, Engine Company 305, Hook & Ladder Company 151

111-02 Queens Boulevard
John R. Sliney, 1922-24
NYC Individual Landmark

Following the arrival of public transportation to Forest Hills, the population increase necessitated municipal services. This neo-Medieval style firehouse was one such amenity. Constructed of red brick in Flemish bond with patterned brickwork and limestone accents, the building features asymmetrical massing, steep gables with copper roofs, two square towers with arched window openings and a tall square chimney along its western façade. Sliney, in his capacity as head building inspector for the fire department, was responsible for about 70 firehouses across the five boroughs between 1902 and 1933. The firehouse is a New York City Individual Landmark.