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Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.4414
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date 01/11/1935
Title IRT 59th Street Powerhouse: Exterior View of Powerhouse
Description Photograph documenting the exterior of the Interborough Rapid Transit 59th Street Powerhouse. There are multiple prints of this image, one of the prints has a typewritten notation on the back of print that reads: This is the 59th Street Power House of the Interborough Division located at 59th Street and the Hudson River which supplies power for all of the 7th Avenue Line of the IRT Division, all of the IRT Division lines in Brooklyn, the 42nd Street Shuttle, the Lexington Avenue Line from Astor place to 72nd Street, most of the BMT lines in Manhattan and is capable of supplying, in addition, the Queens Lines of the IRT Division but does not do so normally.

Place New York, NY
People/ Corporations Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Powerhouses
Facades
59th Street
Substation/ Powerhouse 59th Street Powerhouse (IRT)