Sayville’s Suffolk County News reported that Central Islip, New York’s new $63,000 fire house would be constructed with the PWA bearing “45 per cent of the cost of construction, or approximately $28,192.”
The Central Islip Fire Department writes: “Construction began on the new Fire House at #96 Carleton Avenue in April of 1937 – this building was completed in a short period of time, and the Department moved to this new location on October 16, 1937.”
Construction began on a fire house to replace the 1937 structure in 1988, and “the official move from the 1937 Fire House to the new building took place on November 27, 1991.” The current fire house is located at 97 Carleton Ave., directly across the street from its predecessor.
The present purpose of the 1937 structure is unknown to Living New Deal at this time.
"Work to Begin on C. I. Fire House with WPA [sic] Aid"; Suffolk County News [Sayville, NY], Jan. 1, 1937 (page 2). http://www.centralislipfd.com/sitecontent/index/page/Fire%20District%20History
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 6, 2014.
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