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A Lasting Legacy: Historic Preservation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

March 24, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


New York City’s mass transit system includes a host of structures, stations, bridges, and tunnels that are protected under the city’s landmarks law, and more than 70 properties in the system are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. MTA Project Administrator Hollie Wells and Historic Preservationist Sara McIvor sit down together to discuss their experiences maintaining these properties, working on large-scale preservation efforts, and handling the unanticipated and exciting discoveries along the way.

The preserved 1936 IND subway station that houses the New York Transit Museum is their largest and most important historic artifact. The Court Street station was in operation from 1936 to 1946, and it was originally planned as a stop on the route of the new Second Avenue Subway. Join the Museum Educators for a behind-the-scenes look at the station’s significance and historic features, and explore the rest of the Museum on your own.

Presented in conjunction with
New York’s Transportation Landmarks, part of the citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law.

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New York Transit Museum
(718) 694-1600
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New York Transit Museum
Boerum Pl, Brooklyn
New York, 11201 United States
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(718) 694-1600
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