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Fire Patrol House #2: From Benjamin Franklin’s fire prevention ideas to Anderson Cooper’s stylish home

By Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Thu, January 4, 2018

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Fire Patrol #2 in 2009, via Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Image Archive

The former firehouse located at 84 West 3rd Street in Greenwich Village is often noted for being the renovated and restored home of TV personality and journalist Anderson Cooper. But it’s just as noteworthy for an unusual history connected to Benjamin Franklin and insurance underwriters, and for not being the kind of firehouse you think it is at all.

The whole history and current use

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