Ferris Wheel at 242nd Street – Date?

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    • #1643
      ndembowski
      Keymaster

      The KHS account got a question on Twitter about the date of this photo and I thought I would crowd-source and answer.  Any ideas?  It might help to know when Broadway and the subway station were widened at 242nd Street.

    • #1644
      Dorothy Dewitz
      Participant

      NY Transit Museum website says 10/8/1908–

      “Survey photograph looking south at the 242nd Street Station on the IRT West Side / Seventh Avenue Line, two months after the opening of the station. The photograph shows a carnival, including a ferris wheel and carousel, being either put up or taken down.”

      https://nytm.pastperfectonline.com/photo/A209B96A-53BC-4279-BC14-748940256500

      Dorothy Dewitz

       

    • #1645
      Thomas Casey
      Participant

      Yes….The line opened  August 1, 1908…There is a nice color postcard I used in my book “Bronx Views”…a  B & W in my book, Northwest Bronx.  I think it lasted to 1917242nd and Broadway Ferris Wheel

    • #1646
      ndembowski
      Keymaster

      Thanks.  Unless I am mistaken that is a carousel behind the Ferris wheel.  The below photo was taken in April of 1908 so it was a pretty quick turn around for a completed station and amusement park.

    • #1647
      Thomas Casey
      Participant

      Yes…and a band shell on top with a restaurantNorthwest Bronx - TX Casey

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