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Queensboro Bridge Trolley Station, Spanning East River & Blackwell's Island, New York, New York County, NY



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HB901620
West Elevation

HB901621
West Elevation, Detail Of 'exit' Sign

HB901622
South Elevation

HB901623
South Elevation, Detail Of Decorative Cartouche

HB901624
South Elevation, Detail Of Decorative Swag In Center Of Panel On Left

HB901625
South Elevation, Detail Of Decorative Motif On Top Of Roof

HB901626
East Elevation, Detail Of Decorative Motif Over One Of Panels


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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-6070
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-388).
Significance: Designed in 1909 by George Palmer and Henry Hornbostel, architect of the Queensboro Bridge, this Kiosk was one of 5 entrances to an underground trolley terminal. Trolleys running on the lower level provided easy access to Blackwells (Welfare) Island and Queens. With the advent of automobile travel, the trolley system was reduced to two lanes in 1916. It continued until 1957 and was New York City's last operating line. Considered noteworthy elements of the Bridge Plaza in their time, only two kiosks remain in place, and both are scheduled for demolition.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST ELEVATION
2. WEST ELEVATION, DETAIL OF 'EXIT' SIGN
3. SOUTH ELEVATION
4. SOUTH ELEVATION, DETAIL OF DECORATIVE CARTOUCHE
5. SOUTH ELEVATION, DETAIL OF DECORATIVE SWAG IN CENTER OF PANEL ON LEFT
6. SOUTH ELEVATION, DETAIL OF DECORATIVE MOTIF ON TOP OF ROOF
7. EAST ELEVATION, DETAIL OF DECORATIVE MOTIF OVER ONE OF PANELS


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