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Subway Tablet (Underground Railway) map_it

  • Location: In pavement in front of City Hall
  • Description: Tablet
  • Materials: Bronze and concrete
  • Dimensions: 3'7"h x 5'6"w
  • Donor: Gift
  • 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 --- CHARLES STEWART SMITH / JOHN H. STARIN --- MORRIS K. JESUP / WOODBURY LANGDON --- ROBERT A. VAN WYCK, MAYOR / GEORGE L. RIVES --- BIRD S. COLER, COMPTROLLER / WM. BARCLAY PARSONS / CHIEF ENGINEER / CONTRACTORS / JOHN B. MCDONALD / RAPID TRANSIT SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION CO / AUGUST BELMONT / PRESIDENT

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