137 Street

July 15, 1904

THIS PHOTOGRAPH shows the entrance area of the 137 Street station, only three months before opening day. Not too long after the station opened, the name "City College" was added to the station's name, for the institution located above. The seal of City College, representing "Past, Present, Future," is very prominent on the walls of this station, and the color is overwhelmingly lavender. The "City College" name panels are quite large and imposing. One interesting aspect of this photograph is at the very left, a little above the center. It shows the same style station number panel used at 79, 86 and 91 Streets, among other stations, but without the number 137 inserted. These panels had the same basic design for each station in which they were used, and only the correct number had to be added at each station. This type of design was a clever means of lowering the cost of subway station decoration. The "City Hall" name panels at that station are also made up of several pieces, but of course, no such panels exist anywhere else in the subway.






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[City Hall] [Brooklyn Bridge] [Worth St.] [Canal St.] [Spring St.]
[Bleecker St.] [Astor Place] [14 St.] [18 St.] [23 St.] [28 St.] [33 St.]
[Grand Central] [Times Square]
[50 St.] [59 St.] [66 St.] [72 St.] [79 St.] [86 St.] [91 St.] [96 St.]
[103 St.] [110 St.] [116 St.] [125 St.] [137 St.] [145 St.]


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