Anderson Cooper’s 8,420-square-foot converted firehouse at 84 West 3rd Street, which he bought in 2010 for $4.3 million. It includes the original brass fire pole. 6sqft explains the building also went through a total facade renovation “which preserved the 20th century Beaux-Arts ornamentation and 9/11 memorial plagues.”
Known as Fire Patrol Building #2, it was constructed in 1906 and is one of only three remaining fire patrol houses in the city (these served private fire fighting institutions). The brick, limestone, and terra cotta facade boasts ornate capitals and an entrance keystone with the Roman god Mercury, and inside we can see original ceiling beams and exposed brick.
According to legend, the building is apparently haunted by the ghost of “Firefighter Schwartz,” who hanged himself from the rafters after learning of his wife’s infidelity in 1930. Over the years, firefighters have reported strange noises coming from the attic, and have even seen his hanging corpse.
This video for H&M with David Beckham and Kevin Hart was shot inside of Anderson fire house, including his very cool looking gym.
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