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Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.3.1218
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date 03/18/1902
Title [Power Supply Album 3: No 1218 74 St Power Station looking North East]
Description Photograph documents the construction of the Manhattan Railway Company's 74th Street Power Station. Construction of steel structure of the coal tower and crane is shown. The crane was used to hoist coal off barges on the river in to the coal tower. Coal then traveled on a conveyer system across an attached 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 3 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.)
Cranes (equipment)
Hoisting machinery
Towers
Coal
Coal ash sites
74th Street (Manhattan, N.Y.)
Powerhouses
Substation/ Powerhouse 74th Street Powerhouse