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Accession number 2014.33
Collection Steven Rappaport Collection
Object ID 2014.33.4.8
Object Name Postcard
Date 20th Century
Title Fordham Plaza, Bronx, N. Y., Late 1930's
Scope & Content Recto: Depicts Fordham Plaza in The Bronx (as seen from the 3rd Ave. El) which is situated by Fordham University. Several trolleys are visible.

Verso: "This westward view of Fordham/ Road from the 3rd Avenue Elevated/ station shows Fordham Plaza and/ Webster Ave. The trolleys are on/ the Bronx & Van Cortlandt Parks/ line; the bus in the right foreground/ is on the City Island-Fordham line."

Publishing information: National Press, Inc., North Chicago.

Modern-day Fordham Plaza is bounded by E. Fordham Road, 3rd Avenue, E. 189th Street, and Washington Avenue. Fordham Plaza was a busy thoroughfare for trolleys, and the current Metro-North station was previously a stop on the New York Central (and even later, Penn Central).
Extent of Description 1 postcard, approx 3.5" x 5"
Level of description Sub-series
Search Terms TARS
Subjects Postcards
Fordham Plaza (Bronx, N.Y.)
Trolleys
Number of images 2.0