Dr. Underhill’s Elevated Railroad

Unknown photographer, [Ninth Avenue from Gansevoort Street looking North], ca. 1870-1880. Gelatin silver print. New-York Historical Society
Unknown photographer, [Ninth Avenue from Gansevoort Street looking North], ca. 1870-1880. Gelatin silver print. New-York Historical Society

Here’s a rare photograph of the tracks of the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway Company from the Tumblr blog of the New York Historical Society. As we recounted in a previous post Richard T. Underhill, the “Grape King” of Croton Point, was an investor in this company—which began the New York City transportation system.

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