Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

© 2011 New-York Historical Society logo

Guide to the Arthur Weindorf Subway Collection
1903-1945, 1973-1974, undated
(bulk 1925-1935)
  PR 127

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 05, 2012
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Drawings and Models

Scope and Contents note

Series I includes photographs and photostats of Weindorf's original work for the Public Service Commission. Drawings and models of subway tunnels, subway stations, subway line extensions, and other subway-related engineering issues can be found here. Many photos of drawings are mounted on thick brown scrapbook paper, with some items affixed to the verso.

Titles are transcribed, or, if in brackets, were assigned during processing. All sketches are by Weindorf unless otherwise noted. The series is divided into two subseries: Drawings and Illustrations; and Models and Exhibits; thereunder, items are arranged by date, if known.

Subseries I: Drawings and Illustrations

Cross-Sections
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 "Underground Railroad in front of the Grand Central Station
1912
Box: 1 Folder : 1 "7th Ave. bet. 53rd & 54th Sts. "

General note

[3 copies]

1917
Box: 1 Folder : 1 "Beekman Street East of Nassau Street"

General note

[2 copies]

1917
Box: 1 Folder : 1 "Underpinning the IRT Subway in Park Row"

General note

[2 copies]

1919
Box: 1 Folder : 1 [42nd St. at Fifth Ave.]
1922
Box: 1 Folder : 1 [Along Sixth Ave., starting subway construction,]
[1920-1929]
Box: 1 Folder : 1 "Section through 33rd Street at Sixth Avenue and Broadway,"

General note

[4 copies]

1931
Box: 1 Folder : 1 "190th St. Overlook Terrace Station Looking South"
1939
Stations
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 [Proposed kiosk entrance]
1912
Box: 1 Folder : 2 "Mosholu Parkway Station"
Box: 1 Folder : 2 "Woodlawn Station"
1915
Box: 1 Folder : 2 [Subway entrances, 42nd St. in front of Grand Central] [2 copies]
1920
Box: 1 Folder : 2 "149th Street Subway Station"
1924
Box: 1 Folder : 2 "Station on Eighth Ave. between 40th and 44th St."
1929
Box: 1 Folder : 2 "Fulton St. Station of Nassau-Broad St. Subway"
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 2 "Queensboro Plaza Station"
undated
Tracks
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 "Times Square Station" [4 copies]

General note

See also: Box 4, folder 25

1920
Box: 1 Folder : 3 "Proposed Rapid Transit line" [in suburban districts]
1921
Box: 1 Folder : 3 "Flexing of tracks at 53rd St. and Eighth Ave."
1928
Box: 1 Folder : 3 [Flexing at Smith St. and Schermerhorn St.]
1928
Box: 1 Folder : 3 "Transit Facilities in Vicinity of 34th and Broadway" [2 copies]

General note

See: Box 4, folder 25

1932
Box: 1 Folder : 3 "Passageway between 149th St. IRT Subway Station," [3 copies]

General note

See Box 4, folder 25

1937
Box: 1 Folder : 3 "Proposed modification of Kingsbridge Road Underpass"

General note

See Box 4, folder 25

1937
Box: 1 Folder : 3 "Underground Times Square"

General note

See Box 4, folder 25

1944
Box: 1 Folder : 3 "ProposedReconstruction of present Rapid Transit Subway"

General note

See Box 4, folder 25

undated
Tunnels
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 "Corner of Clark and Fulton Sts.," by P. P. Pullis and Weindorf
1919
Box: 1 Folder : 4 "Willoughby Street Tubes," by P. P. Pullis and Weindorf
1919
Box: 1 Folder : 4 "Corner of Old Slip and South St." and "Corner of Old Slip and Front St.," by P. P. Pullis and Weindorf
1920
Box: 1 Folder : 4 [42nd St. looking toward Times Square]
1922
Box: 1 Folder : 4 "Fulton St. at Water St."
1928
Box: 1 Folder : 4 "Tubes under river bottom between Manhattan and Welfare Island,"
1928
Box: 1 Folder : 4 [Tunnels crossing at Church & Fulton Sts.]
1928
Box: 1 Folder : 4 [O'Rourke Twin tunnels] [2 copies]
undated
Vehicular Tunnels, Mid-town Tunnel
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 "Mid-town Vehicular Tunnels, Long Island City Plaza, Scheme No. 4" [2 copies]
[1920]
Box: 1 Folder : 5 "Mid-town Vehicular tunnels and Hudson River Vehicular Tunnels, West Side Plazas"
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 5 "Mid-town Vehicular Tunnels, Long Island City Plaza"
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 5 "Mid-town Vehicular Tunnels, Long Island City Plaza, Scheme No. 2" / on verso: "Cross Section of Nassau St. Looking south"
1930
Box: 1 Folder : 5 "Mid-town Vehicular Tunnels, Long Island City Plaza, Scheme No. 3" / on verso: "IRT line at Wall and William Sts."
1930
Miscellaneous
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 "Proposed Memorial Bridge connecting boroughs of Brooklyn & Richmond"
1920
Box: 1 Folder : 6 "Design of a Typical Building, New York World's Fair"
1939
Box: 1 Folder : 6 [Underground subway construction] [2 copies]
1940
Box: 1 Folder : 6 "Bomb Proof Shelter"

General note

See Box 4, folder 26

1941
Box: 1 Folder : 6 [Retirement certificate for William Siebert]

General note

See Box 4, folder 26

1941
Box: 1 Folder : 6 "Trackway Shelter, Lexington Ave., Manhattan" [2 copies]

General note

See Box 4, folder 26

1942
Box: 1 Folder : 6 "Proposed Modification of the City Hall El. Station"

General note

See Box 4, folder 26

1944
Box: 1 Folder : 6 [Retirement certificate for Dr. John J. Moorhead]

General note

See Box 4, folder 26

1944
Box: 1 Folder : 6 [Retirement certificate for Ralph Russell Monroe]

General note

See Box 4, folder 26

1944
Box: 1 Folder : 6 "City of New York Substation 2"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 "Subway Air Raid Shelter"
undated

MODELS AND EXHIBITS

Cross-Sections
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 [74th St. and Lexington Ave.] [3 copies] / on verso: "Mid-town Vehicular Tunnels, East Side Plaza"
[1915]
Box: 1 Folder : 7 [Weindorf with model showing 8th Avenue Subway]
1932
Roads
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 [Grand Central Diagonal Station site]
[1915]
Box: 1 Folder : 8 [Pittsburgh, new highway proposal] [2 copies]

General note

See also: Box 4, folder 27

1930
Box: 1 Folder : 8 [Several blocks of houses with overpass] [2 copies]
1931
Box: 1 Folder : 8 [Proposed viaduct across Bronx Park]
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 8 "Proposed improvement to Brooklyn Bridge"
1941
Box: 1 Folder : 8 [Bushwick Yards]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 [Riverside Park]

General note

See Box 4, folder 27

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 [Underpass at Grand Concourse] [2 copies]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 [Washington Heights area of Manhattan]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 [West Side Highway] [2 copies]
undated
Stations
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 [125th and Lexington Ave. Station] [2 copies]
[1915]
Box: 1 Folder : 9 "34th St. Station, Route No. 101" [4 copies]

General note

See also: Box 4, folder 27

1931
Box: 1 Folder : 9 "City Subway Structures at Fourth Avenue and 10th St., Brooklyn," World's Fair exhibit
1939
Box: 1 Folder : 9 [Fourth Avenue Viaduct at Smith Street, Brooklyn]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 "Underground subways at Times Square"
undated
Tunnels
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 10 [Midtown Tunnel tubes]
1930
Miscellaneous
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 11 [Weindorf in cutaway subway car], World's Fair exhibit / on verso: "IRT and BMT subway structures at Times Square," World's Fair exhibit
1939
Box: 1 Folder : 11 [World's Fair Exhibit]
1939

Return to Top »