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Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.5.1402
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date 05/15/1902
Title [Power Supply Album 5: 74th Street Power Station]
Description Construction of the Manhattan Railway Company's 74th Street Power Station. Exterior view of construction work on the coal tower and coal conveyer bridge. A crane was used to hoist coal off barges on the river in to the coal tower. Coal then traveled on a conveyer system across the bridge to large bins in the top level of the powerhouse. From the bins it was dispersed through chutes to the furnaces below.
This photograph is stored in Power Supply Album 5 of 12 that documents the Manhattan Railway Company's electrification of its els.
Place New York, NY
People/ Corporations Manhattan Railway Company
Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Coal
Conveying systems
East River
Powerhouses
74th Street (Manhattan, N.Y.)
Substation/ Powerhouse 74th Street Powerhouse