# 2 opened in 1855 at the Marion
Bell Tower in lower Manhattan.
In 1866 they moved to 153 Elm
Street and in 1869 they moved
again, to 173 Elm Street. Then
in 1873 Patrol 2 moved once again
to 31 Great Jones Street where
they stayed until 1907. Finally
in 1907 they moved to 84 West
Third Street where they are currently
located. Patrol 2 is the only
unit that has maintained their
designation since they were formed.
Goings On at Station House 2
noises in the attic, and a shadowy
figure on the old staircase. The
ghost was Firefighter Schwartz,
who company members say haunted
the W. Third St. station
for more than half a century.
the story goes, schwartz hanged
himself from a steel ceiling rafter
in the attic sometime before 1930
after discovering his wife had
cheated on him. Since then, his
ghost has been known to roll a
metal cart across the attic floor
when no one is looking, said Firefighter
Tony Emmanuel. Sometimes he'll
appear on the stairwell, dressed
in a double-breasted uniform with
badges and a cap, said Sgt. Jim
McCauley. "He doesn't speak
to anyone. He doesn''t make any
motions. He doesn't wave or anything
like that," McCauley said.
Though Firefighter Chief Ray Carroll
said someone definately died in
the station, he has no details.
But firefighters who have encounted
the ghost are convinced they are