The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

gangrenous glare

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Just a short one today, as your humble narrator has recently been laid low by some unknown virus for the last week, and frankly- all I can manage in this state of epidemic weakness and fatigue is another of the “now and then” posts.

Doubt exists in my mind as to the exact location of the shot below, but there were several improvements made to the elevated line on Queens Blvd. over the years, some of which were due to the lengthening of the platforms to accommodate IND as well as IRT to facilitate system wide access to the World’s Fair at what is now Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

– photo courtesy google books, from: Queens Borough, New York City, 1910-1920: The Borough of Homes and Industry

This very well might be the 46th street station in Sunnyside… but I’ll also point out that the Chrysler Building is missing as well.

Written by Mitch Waxman

January 9, 2012 at 12:15 am

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  1. Close, but no – count the arches, looks more like the 40th St. stop.
    And the Chrysler Bldg is just out of frame!
    Thanks for your frequent missives. I subscribe to your RSS feed, and missed days leave me thirsting!

    Robert Lund

    January 9, 2012 at 2:56 am

  2. Mitch, have you ever tried to use photoshop to overlay past and present images together?


    January 9, 2012 at 9:25 am

  3. I just don’t think these are of the same station. There are too many differences and even with later additions, I think it’s unlikely they would (at the time) have replicated the style. Probably one of the other stations down the line, though I don’t know which.


    January 9, 2012 at 10:59 am

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