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Re: Nighttime Shot of 3rd Ave El at 67th Street (1953)

Posted by JOE @ NYCMTS - NYCTMG on Wed Nov 29 02:18:38 2017, in response to Nighttime Shot of 3rd Ave El at 67th Street (1953), posted by heypaul on Tue Nov 28 21:00:33 2017.

Hello Paul

Just as I remember my third to the north EL Local Station at night countless times until its destruction in Oct. - Nov. 1955 -- except the stairways at mine went as normally was the case, into the side street on each side of the EL.

The E. 67th St Local Station was one of the rare traditional Victorian "Cropsey designed Swiss Chalet style" 3rd Ave Local station houses which had its its two stairways descend directly down onto the 3rd Avenue sidewalks !

Almost similar scenes, if in a more modern contemporary street scenes setting, can be found along the 1904 built west side IRT Broadway EL Line (# 1 line) which has local only stations which have separate detached NB and SB station houses and stairways.

That line's EL Local Stations located in northern Manhattan over 10th Avenue at W. 207th Street and W. 215th Street, and over Broadway (across the River in the Bronx) at W. 231st Street and W. 238th Street.

Likewise, the 1902-1904 built IRT West Farms EL Line (aka # 5 Line) -- with similar 1902-4 built all Local stations on Westchester Avenue at Simpson Street, and over Southern Blvd. at Prospect Ave, Freeman Street, and East 174th Street.

Still retaining a good part of that old IRT 1902-4 era feel. More so when shot, heh, in "moody late night shots..."

regards - Joe F

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