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Subway Day Celebration: Old City Hall Virtual Experience

October 27, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$20/ $15 for Museum Members

In 1904, New York City’s very first subway ride left from the City Hall station amidst great civic pride. Designed by renowned architects Heins & LaFarge, the station featured innovative vaulted tile ceilings by master artisan Rafael Guastavino. Its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, and graceful curves inspired awe among visitors.

Join us online as we dive into the creation of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, early subway construction, and the City Beautiful movement that led to that momentous day. In our new virtual experience, we’ll look closely at the decorative flourishes of the decommissioned station with historic photographs from the Museum’s collection, maps, architectural drawings, and photos of the station today.

In celebration of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company’s opening day, October 27th, 1904, Education Manager Polly Desjarlais will guide us through the storied history of the station.


Limited spots available! RSVP NOW!

Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.

Thank you for supporting the Transit Museum!


October 27, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$20/ $15 for Museum Members
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Kendra Sykes