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A Plan for an Elevated Railway for New York City, from Chambers Street to Kings Bridge

A Plan for an Elevated Railway for New York City, from Chambers Street to Kings Bridge

By Samuel W. H. Ward, 387 Broadway N. Y.

[180th Street and 3rd Avenue.]

[180th Street and 3rd Avenue.]


West 32nd Street and Sixth Avenue. Dismantling of the Sixth Avenue elevated train tracks

West 32nd Street and Sixth Avenue. Dismantling of the Sixth Avenue elevated train tracks


Scene on Ninth Avenue.

Scene on Ninth Avenue.


Third Avenue El, Houston Street.

Third Avenue El, Houston Street.


Elevated Subway and Street Scene.

Elevated Subway and Street Scene.


Herald Square

Herald Square

Herald Square taken from the third floor balcony of the McAlpin Hotel at the southeast corner of Broadway...

[Entrance to Brooklyn Bridge]

[Entrance to Brooklyn Bridge]


The "L" at Chatham Square

The "L" at Chatham Square


[Woolworth Building with the El]

[Woolworth Building with the El]


Cherry Street at Franklin Street

Cherry Street at Franklin Street


[Bush Tower from 6th Avenue and 48th Street]

[Bush Tower from 6th Avenue and 48th Street]


Entrance to El, Sixth Avenue

Entrance to El, Sixth Avenue


McGraw Hill Building

McGraw Hill Building

The McGraw Hill Building at 330 West 42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, with the El station in...

Vista under Elevated R.R. at Coenties Slip.

Vista under Elevated R.R. at Coenties Slip.

View beneath the S-curve of the El at Coenties Slip. A number of skyscrapers can be seen in the distance...

[Church Street looking south from Barclay Street.]

[Church Street looking south from Barclay Street.]


[Elevated Station and Kingsbridge Armory.]

[Elevated Station and Kingsbridge Armory.]

An elevated railroad station with the Kingsbridg Armory behind it. A streetcar and an automobile are...

[235th Street and White Plains Road.]

[235th Street and White Plains Road.]

Elevated railroad tracks at right, house with fence on left at 235th St. and White Plains Rd.

[Allerton Avenue Station.]

[Allerton Avenue Station.]

The Allerton Avenue station at Allerton Avenue and White Plains Road in Williamsbridge, Bronx.

6th Avenue Elevated Station

6th Avenue Elevated Station


Night View of the El

Night View of the El


From Chrysler Building looking North

From Chrysler Building looking North

View facing north from the Chrysler Building at 42nd St. of the Upper East Side. Central Park is visible...

From the Chrysler Building looking Northeast

From the Chrysler Building looking Northeast

View from the Chrysler Building facing Northeast. The 2nd & 3rd Ave. elevated tracks are visible in...

Vista under elevated railroad at Coenties Slip

Vista under elevated railroad at Coenties Slip

View from under the elevated tracks at Coenties Slip of automobiles and skyscrapers in the Financial...

#1 Broadway and Elevated Station from Battery Park

#1 Broadway and Elevated Station from Battery Park

View facing north from Battery Park with elevated railroad tracks and the Standard Oil Building.

A Plan for an Elevated Railway for New York City, from Chambers Street to Kings Bridge

A Plan for an Elevated Railway for New York City, from Chambers Street to Kings Bridge

By Samuel W. H. Ward, 387 Broadway N. Y. Lith. D. Weil, Cor. Franklin & Elm Sts., N. Y. ;

Snowstorm in the "Village"

Snowstorm in the "Village"

John Sloan 1925.

Peddler under the "L"

Peddler under the "L"


Allen Street, nos. 55-57

Allen Street, nos. 55-57

55-57 Allen Street between Hester and Grand Streets showing the shops of Jewish clothing merchants and...

View of Broadway in the City of New York with the proposed Elevated Rail-Way invented by John Randel, Junr. C.E.

View of Broadway in the City of New York with the proposed Elevated Rail-Way invented by John Randel, Junr. C.E.

Drawn on stone by R. J. Rayner. | Includes a key of references and remarks.

Bowery & Cooper Union

Bowery & Cooper Union


The El at Chatham Square. 1886.

The El at Chatham Square. 1886.


Cortland Street, N.Y.C.

Cortland Street, N.Y.C.


Swett's Proposed Elevated Railway -- For Broadway

Swett's Proposed Elevated Railway -- For Broadway


Twentieth Street between Second and First Avenues

Twentieth Street between Second and First Avenues

Row houses and tenements on 20th Street. A Consolidated Edison gas tank and the 2nd Avenue Line "El"...

Herald Square

Herald Square

Herald Square taken from the third floor balcony of the McAlpin Hotel at the southeast corner of Broadway...

Proposed Arcade Railway. Under Broadway. View Near Wall Street.

Proposed Arcade Railway. Under Broadway. View Near Wall Street.


Jefferson Market Court

Jefferson Market Court

The Jefferson Market Courthouse taken from the corner of West 9th Street and Sixth Avenue with the Sixth...

Theatre, Keith's Orpheum, Fulton St. and Rockwell Place.

Theatre, Keith's Orpheum, Fulton St. and Rockwell Place.

The marquee of B. F. Keith's Orpheum at Fulton Street and Rockwell Place, Brooklyn; Nat C. Goodwin, Ernest...

[Broadway -- Lincoln Square Looking North from 64th Street.]

[Broadway -- Lincoln Square Looking North from 64th Street.]

Broadway looking north from 64th St. with nine men and women on bicycles visible.

Street Scenes, Broadway & Around Herald Square 34th Street.

Street Scenes, Broadway & Around Herald Square 34th Street.

Pedestrians, street car, horse cart, el, Saks and Macy's on Herald Square.

R.H. Macy & Co., 34th St. & Broadway.

R.H. Macy & Co., 34th St. & Broadway.

View from above and beyond of the R.H. Macy & Co. store at Broadway and 34th Street, New York; Herald...

Skyline of N.Y.

Skyline of N.Y.

From a midtown rooftop toward Central Park, between 5th and 6th Avenues.

[Sixth Avenue Looking North from 16th Street.]

[Sixth Avenue Looking North from 16th Street.]

6th Ave. looking north from 16th St. Street vendor carts and shoppers are visible to the left. A sign...

Garfield National Bank, 1899, N.E. Corner 23rd St. & 6th Ave.

Garfield National Bank, 1899, N.E. Corner 23rd St. & 6th Ave.


Commodore Hotel.

Commodore Hotel.

42nd Street near Park Avenue with an excavation site in the foreground. Hotel Commodore, Grand Central...

[Unidentified residence in winter, elevated railway at left]

[Unidentified residence in winter, elevated railway at left]


View looking up at skyscrapers from under 3rd Avenue El at Coenties Slip.

View looking up at skyscrapers from under 3rd Avenue El at Coenties Slip.


Elevated Railroad and Bowery, New York.

Elevated Railroad and Bowery, New York.


Rathskeller, 190 Third Ave. - Haunt of O. Henry, 1948.

Rathskeller, 190 Third Ave. - Haunt of O. Henry, 1948.


[14th Street Metropolitan Elevated Railroad station]

[14th Street Metropolitan Elevated Railroad station]


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