Elevated railway sign

Title:
Elevated railway sign
Date: 
1900-1950
Medium: 
Metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 20 3/8 in. ( 11.1 x 51.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, black-painted metal sign with "CITY HALL" stenciled in cream-colored letters on front and back.
Object Number: 
INV.409i
Marks: 
stenciled: on obverse and reverse: "CITY HALL"
Gallery Label: 
This elevated railway sign is probably from the 3rd Avenue line, built in 1878 by the New York Elevated Railway Co. The line was in operation in Manhattan until 1955, and the portion from 149th Street to Gun Hill Road in the Bronx closed in 1973.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group