Historic firehouse on Jay Street undergoing renovation; tenants to be relocated

The building was constructed in the late 1800s

The building was constructed in the late 1800s and is the oldest remaining firehouse in the city.

BROOKLYN - An historic firehouse in the borough will soon get a makeover so that it will look just like it did back in the 1800s.

The tenants inside 365 Jay St. are getting ready for a major restoration to the 125-year-old firehouse-turned apartment building. The building was constructed in the late 1800s and is the oldest remaining firehouse in the city.

In the 1980s, when the city owned the building, it approved a plan to create 18 apartment units. There are currently holes in the roof, peeling paint and many other issues.

A nonprofit and a private developer bought the building in June, and now construction is underway to restore the firehouse to its original form. Tenants will be relocated to vacant units in the building during renovations.

Construction is expected to finish by the end of next year.
 

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