NYC Honorary Street Names


Chief Christian Hoobs Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of Church Road and Noel Road
Honoree: Christian Hoobs (1869-1917) served the Broad Channel community as a volunteer fireman as well as a civic-minded businessman. He voluntarily helped build both the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department (BCVFD) and St. Virgilius Church buildings, which both stand strongly today. He was elected the BCVFDs fourth Chief of Department in December of 1912 and held the office until his untimely death at the age of 48. On June 14, 1917, while eating dinner at the dining pavilion he owned, he heard the fire bell ring. As he hurried to lead his men into the fire, Chief Hoobs experienced a fatal heart attack. (Ulrich)

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