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Interborough Rapid Transit Subway (Original Line), New York, New York County, NY



B&W Photos

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23rd Street Station Platform

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23rd Street Station

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23rd Street Station

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28th Street Station

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28th Street Station

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50th Street Station

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View Along Uptown Platform Showing Original Wall Area (foreground) And Extension

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Uptown Control Area With Original Ticket Booth

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50th Street Station

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50 Th Street Station

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59th Street Station

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59th Street Station

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59th Street Station

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72nd Street Station

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72nd Street Station

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72nd Street Station

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79th Street Station

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79th Street Station

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79th Street Station

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96th Street Station

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96114 Street Station

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96th Street Station, View Across Platforms.

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110th Street And Lenox Avenue Station

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110th Street And Lenox Avenue Station

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110th Street And Lenox Avenue Station

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116th Street/columbia University Station

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116th Street/columbia University Station

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116th Street/columbia University Station

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125th Street & Broadway Station (formerly Manhattan Street)

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125th Street & Broadway Station (formerly Manhattan Street)

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Manhattan Valley Viaduct

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Manhattan Valley Viaduct

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Manhattan Valley Viaduct

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125th Street And Lenox Avenue Station

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125th Street And Lenox Avenue Station

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125th Street And Lenox Avenue Station

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181st Street Station

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181st Street Station

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181st Street Station

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207th Street Station

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207th Street Station

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207th Street Station

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Bleecker Street Station

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Bleecker Street Station

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Bleecker Street Station

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City Hall Station

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City Hall Station

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City Hall Station

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City Hall Station

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Jackson Avenue (bronx) Elevated Station.

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Mott Avenue Station

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Mott Avenue Station

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Mott Avenue Station

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Mott Avenue Station

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Times Square Station

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Main Power House

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Main Powerhouse

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Two-bay Section Of 11th Avenue Facade.

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Sub-station Number 15

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Sub-station Number 15

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Sub-station Number 15

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Sub-station Number 17

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Sub-station Number 17

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Sub-station Number 17

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Sub-station Number 17

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Substation 15, 606 West 143rd Street, View Of General

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Substation 15, 606 West 143rd Street, Gallery Equipment

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Substation 15, 606 West 143rd Street

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129 Hillside Avenue, Bronx, Substation, D

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Hillside Avenue, Bronx, Substation, Looking South To Raised Control Poard Gallery

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129 Hillside Avenue, Substation, View Of Motor-wound Spring- Triggered A

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-122
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N508).
Building/structure dates: 1904 initial construction
Significance: The IRT was New York City's first subway.

Subjects
Subways


Related Names
Hoffman
Craven, Alfred
Andrews, George H.
Harvey, Charles
Davenport, John Isaacs
Barclay, William
Sagarin, David, Photographer
Katz, Wallace B., Historian
Hood, Clifton, Historian
Scott, Charles, Historian
Kimmelman, Barbara, Historian
Framberger, David J., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. 23RD STREET STATION PLATFORM
2. 23RD STREET STATION. PLATFORM EXTENSION AND VENTILATING CHAMBER
3. 23RD STREET STATION. MOSAIC TILE AND FAIENCE DECORATION.
4. 28TH STREET STATION. CONTROL AREA ON UPTOWN SIDE.
5. 28TH STREET STATION. FAIENCE TABLET AND TILE WALL TREATMENT. NOTE SMALL FAIENCE PLAQUE AROUND BEAM IN UPPER LEFT CORNER.
6. 50TH STREET STATION. FAIENCE NAME TABLET.
7. VIEW ALONG UPTOWN PLATFORM SHOWING ORIGINAL WALL AREA (FOREGROUND) AND EXTENSION. 50TH STREET.
8. UPTOWN CONTROL AREA WITH ORIGINAL TICKET BOOTH. 50TH STREET STATION.
9. 50TH STREET STATION. UPTOWN PLATFORM AND STAIRWAYS. NOTE ORNAMENTAL PLASTER CEILING AND STAIRWAY ARRANGEMENT.
10. 50 TH STREET STATION. VIEW OF FORMER LOCATION OF VAULT LIGHTS. NOW VENTILATION GRATES.
11. 59TH STREET STATION. (COLUMBUS CIRCLE). ORIGINAL UPTOWN PLATFORM.
12. 59TH STREET STATION. (COLUMBUS CIRCLE). FAIENCE PLAQUE DEPICTING CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS' SHIP.
13. 59TH STREET STATION. SHOWS ORIGINAL CAST IRON COLUMNS AND LATER CHANGES FOR CONNECTION TO INDIVIDUAL LINES.
14. 72ND STREET STATION. VIEW ACROSS PLATFORMS.
15. 72ND STREET STATION. NORTH ENTRANCE FACADE.
16. 72ND STREET STATION. CONTROL HOUSE IN SHERMAN SQUARE.
17. 79TH STREET STATION. UPTOWN PLATFORM AND CONTROL AREA.
18. 79TH STREET STATION. UPTOWN PLATFORM AND CONTROL AREA.
19. 79TH STREET STATION. MOSAIC TILE PILASTER AND FAIENCE TRIM.
20. 96TH STREET STATION. WALL AND CEILING TREATMENT ALONG UPTOWN PLATFORM.
21. 96114 STREET STATION. UPTOWN CONTROL AREA.
22. 96TH STREET STATION, VIEW ACROSS PLATFORMS.
23. 110TH STREET AND LENOX AVENUE STATION. MOSAIC WALL PANEL. NOTE JACK ARCH CONSTRUCTION.
24. 110TH STREET AND LENOX AVENUE STATION. SINGLE ISLAND PLATFORM.
25. 110TH STREET AND LENOX AVENUE STATION. PLATFORM AND CONTROL AREA.
26. 116TH STREET/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STATION. DOWNTOWN PLATFORM.
27. 116TH STREET/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STATION. FAIENCE PLAQUE OF THE SEAL OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.
28. 116TH STREET/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STATION. PLATFORM AND STAIRS TO MEZZANINE.
29. 125TH STREET & BROADWAY STATION (FORMERLY MANHATTAN STREET). CONTROL AREA.
30. 125TH STREET & BROADWAY STATION (FORMERLY MANHATTAN STREET). PLATFORMS AND TRACKS ON MANHATTAN VALLEY VIADUCT.
31. MANHATTAN VALLEY VIADUCT. EAST STAIR AND PLATFORM SHOWING NEW ESCALATOR BUILT OVER STAIRS.
32. MANHATTAN VALLEY VIADUCT. SOUTHERN MASONRY APPROACH. VIEW SOUTHWEST FROM LASALLE (123RD) STREET.
33. MANHATTAN VALLEY VIADUCT. STEEL ARCH SPAN. LOOKING SOUTHEAST DOWN 125TH STREET.
34. 125TH STREET AND LENOX AVENUE STATION. PLATFORM AND ORIGINAL WALL ARCH.
35. 125TH STREET AND LENOX AVENUE STATION. VIEW ACROSS TRACKS.
36. 125TH STREET AND LENOX AVENUE STATION. CONTROL AREA.
37. 181ST STREET STATION. OVERALL VIEW SHOWING DEEP TUNNEL DESIGN AND OVERHEAD PASSAGE.
38. 181ST STREET STATION. NORTH END OF STATION SHOWING WALL TREATMENT AND PLATFORM EXTENSION.
39. 181ST STREET STATION. DETAIL OF MOSAIC NAME TABLET.
40. 207TH STREET STATION. ORNAMENTAL IRON STAIRCASE ON NORTHWEST ENTRY.
41. 207TH STREET STATION. TRACKS AND PLATFORMS.
42. 207TH STREET STATION. IRON RAILING AND LAMPPOST ON PLATFORM EDGE.
43. BLEECKER STREET STATION. UPTOWN PLATFORM LOOKING NORTH.
44. BLEECKER STREET STATION. FAIENCE NAME TABLET.
45. BLEECKER STREET STATION. CONTROL AREA ON UPTOWN SIDE. ORIGINAL IRON EXIT GATE AND FAIENCE PLAQUE IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER.
46. CITY HALL STATION. CONTROL ROOM.
47. CITY HALL STATION. NAME PLATE.
48. CITY HALL STATION. SKYLIGHT AND ENTRANCE TO CONTROL ROOM.
49. CITY HALL STATION. PLATFORM AND GUASTAVINO VAULTS.
50. JACKSON AVENUE (BRONX) ELEVATED STATION.
51. MOTT AVENUE STATION. ORNAMENTAL CONTROL HOUSE, WITH ENTRANCE PORCH REMOVED.
52. MOTT AVENUE STATION. MOSAIC NAME TABLET.
53. MOTT AVENUE STATION. OVERALL VIEW.
54. MOTT AVENUE STATION. PLATFORM AND TRACK.
55. TIMES SQUARE STATION. WALL TREATMENT SHOWING MOSAIC NAME TABLET AND TERRA COTTA CORNICE.
56. MAIN POWER HOUSE. 11TH AVENUE (EAST) FACADE.
57. MAIN POWERHOUSE. VIEW FACING SOUTHWEST SHOWING 11TH AVENUE AND 59TH STREET FACADES.
58. TWO-BAY SECTION OF 11TH AVENUE FACADE.
59. SUB-STATION NUMBER 15. UPPER-STORY DETAILS AND STEPPED PARAPET WALL.
60. SUB-STATION NUMBER 15. MAIN (SOUTH) FACADE.
61. SUB-STATION NUMBER 15. CENTER AIR WALL AND SKYLIGHT.
62. SUB-STATION NUMBER 17. VIEW OF STAIRWELL, AND ELEVATOR SHAFT ON NORTH WALL.
63. SUB-STATION NUMBER 17. VIEW OF OPERATING ROOM SHOWING STEELWORK AND GALLERY IN REAR. NOTE SYMMETRICAL ARRANGEMENT OF EQUIPMENT.
64. SUB-STATION NUMBER 17. WEST FACADE.
65. SUB-STATION NUMBER 17. MAIN (NORTH) FACADE.
66. SUBSTATION 15, 606 WEST 143RD STREET, VIEW OF GENERAL. ELECTRIC CONTROL PANEL MOUNTED ON IRON COLUMNS ABOVE CENTRAL BOARD AND D. C. BREAKER SWITCHES. NOTE THE 'PERSONALIZED' G. E. MANUFACTURER'S PLATE.
67. SUBSTATION 15, 606 WEST 143RD STREET, GALLERY EQUIPMENT. NOTE ADDITION OF MIMIC BOARD BETWEEN D. C. CIRCUIT BREAKER SWITCHES AND G. E. INSTRUMENT PANEL.
68. SUBSTATION 15, 606 WEST 143RD STREET. DIRECT CURRENT FEEDER OIL-CIRCUIT BREAKERS ON GALLERY, EACH ENCLOSED IN INDIVIDUAL BRICK COMPARTMENT. COMPARTMENTS FACED HAND-OPERATED SWITCHES WHICH CONTROLLED ITS BREAKER.
69. 129 HILLSIDE AVENUE, BRONX, SUBSTATION, D. C. SIDE OF ROTARY VISIBLE-NOTE COPPER BRUSHES IN PLACE OF SLIP RINGS. THE THREE TRANSFORMER '5'S REDUCE VOLTAGE OF CURRENT PASSING TO ROTARY '5'. NOTE ROTARY CONVERTER MOUNTED IN HARDWOOD BASE INDEPENDENT OF SUBSTATION FLOOR.
70. HILLSIDE AVENUE, BRONX, SUBSTATION, LOOKING SOUTH TO RAISED CONTROL POARD GALLERY. VIEW DOWN ROW OF ROTARY CONVERTERS, ALTERNATING CURRENT SIDE-NOTE SLIP RINGS ON SONVERTED SHAFT JUST AT THE HUB.
71. 129 HILLSIDE AVENUE, SUBSTATION, VIEW OF MOTOR-WOUND SPRING- TRIGGERED A. C. OIL-CIRCUIT BREAKERS ON MAIN FLOOR UNDER GALLERY. MOTOR SITES ATOP THE BRICK COMPARTMENT. 72 129 HILLSIDE AVENUE, SUBSTATION. VIEW OF ONE OF FEW REMAINING MOTOR-DRIVEN AIR COMPRESSORS WHICH SUPPLIED THE ORIGINAL ELECTROPNEUMATIC SWITCH AND SIGNAL SYSTEM.


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