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Accession number 1999.13
Object ID 1999.13.1
Object Name Lamppost
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date ca. 1917
Description Cast Iron Arts & Crafts style lamppost from Gun Hill Road station of the 3rd Avenue Elevated Line (Bronx extension), lower level of same station shared with the IRT elevated subway (2/5) lines; basic body shape as follows, a pole mast with an L- shaped armature supporting a flared lamp housing.
Notable decorative features include floral leaf motif around the pagoda shaped lamp housing , a decorative strip of twisted metal serves as an armature support and atop the lamp mast are decorative box shaped rosettes; lamp post severed from base during its removal from the Gun Hill Platform; unit heavily painted and details are obscured due to paint layers; unit painted an overall brown.

Dimension Details 4 ft. 7-1/2 in. OH x 1 ft. 1in. OW x 1ft. 11 in. OD
Material Cast Iron
People/Corporations Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Subways--New York (State)--New York
Subways--Decoration--New York (State)--New York.
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
Subway stations--New York (State)--New York
Subways--New York (State)--New York--Design and construction
Search Terms Lamppost
Route 18
Section 2
Line White Plains Road Line (IRT)
Operating Agency Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT)
Station Gun Hill Road Station (IRT White Plains Road Line)
Number of images 2.0