by Adrian Hopkins, at Dec. 15, 2010, 4:31 p.m.
Symbol Name: Christopher Street (1 train) : Station Mosaic
Symbol Contributor/Owner: Original color transparency by David Lubarsky, courtesy of the New York Transit Museum
Symbol Location: POINT (-74.0028057229873752 40.7336215430109831)
Date Symbol Image Taken: None
Symbol Description: A mosaic representing Newgate Prison, New York's first state prison, that lines the upper wall along the platform.
Symbol Argument: Mosaics like these can be found throughout the system in stations that were opened during the early 20th Century launch of the subway. This one at Christopher Street (opened 7/1/1918) actually shows a landmark that hadn't existed for nearly 90 years at the time subway passengers stopped here.
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