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First Underground Railway Excavation

 
 
First Underground Railway Excavation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 15, 2016
1. First Underground Railway Excavation Marker
Inscription.  At this place 24 March 1900
Hon. Robert A. Van Wyck made the first excavation for the underground railway

Rapid Transit Commission
Alexander E Orr President
Johns H Starin
Woodbury Langdon
George L Rives
Charles Stewart Smith
Morris K Jesup
Robert A Van Wyck Mayor
Bird S Coler Comptroller
Wm Barclay Parsons Chief Engineer

Contractors
John Mc McDonald
Rapid Transit Subway Construction Co
August Belmont
President
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 42.756′ N, 74° 0.367′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Centre Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 200th Anniversary of the Construction of City Hall (a few steps from this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Barre (within shouting distance
First Underground Railway Excavation marker location image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 15, 2016
2. First Underground Railway Excavation marker location
of this marker); The Provost Prison (within shouting distance of this marker); New York City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Mail Street 1875-1939 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Almshouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is set into the pavement in front of the City Hall staircase. Due to post -9/11 security measures, it is viewable only during public events like Open House New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Abandoned 1904 City Hall Subway Station. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry (Submitted on February 20, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
City Hall Station image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2007
3. City Hall Station
A hidden gem, accessible on very rare and expensive excursions.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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