Brooklyn Heights

Famous Brooklyn Heights firehouse doors headed to 9/11 Memorial Museum

November 1, 2016 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The famous mural on the doors of the Engine Co. 205 and Hook and Ladder 118 fire station in Brooklyn Heights is being sent to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Photo by MK Metz, courtesy of McBrooklyn.com.
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The doors from Engine Co. 205 and Hook and Ladder 118 fire station on Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights, painted with a moving tribute, have been removed and are heading to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, according to Heights resident Andrew Porter.

Eight firefighters were lost from the station, killed in the line of duty on 9/11. The mural, which features eight stars shining in the sky over the now-destroyed World Trade Center and prominently featuring the Brooklyn Bridge, was painted by Kye Carbone, Kia Carbone and firefighter Frank Visco, according to the museum.

“When I walked by the Middagh Street firehouse today, the famous doors were off their hinges and on the floor of the firehouse, with a black tarp covering the entrance,” Porter told the Brooklyn Eagle.

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“I was told that the famous doors … were taken down today, and are destined for the 9/11 Museum,” he added.

The doors are deteriorating and are more than 60 years old, he noted.

“They’ll be replaced with new doors,” Porter said. “It’s not clear whether the [FDNY] or Landmarks will permit them to be painted with a scene, like the old doors were.”

Visitors are frequently seen stopping by the mural and taking photographs.

The Eagle has reached out to FDNY. Check back soon for more on this development.


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