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Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.6.5664
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date 12/14/1904
Title Power Supply Album 6: No 5663 Powerhouse
Description Photograph documents the construction of Interborough Rapid Transit Company 59th Street Powerhouse. Construction at the Hudson River front is shown; the coal tower and crane can be seen in the upper right corner of the picture. The tower was used to store coal before it was moved to the powerhouse for use in the boilers, and also for the resulting ash before it was loaded on to trucks or barges for disposal. This photograph is stored in Power Supply Album 6 of 12 that documents Interborough Rapid Transit Company's system of electrical power for New York's first subway system.
People/ Corporations Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Ash disposal
Substation/ Powerhouse 59th Street Powerhouse (IRT)