Endangered Buildings Initiative

Westchester Avenue Cass Gilbert Station

Westchester Avenue Cass Gilbert Station
Westchester Avenue Cass Gilbert Station
Westchester Avenue Cass Gilbert Station
Westchester Avenue Cass Gilbert Station

Westchester Ave. at the Bronx River, The Bronx


The stations designed by Cass Gilbert for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad were among the real surprises of the Endangered Buildings Inventory. An enterprising reporter for The New York Times also discovered them that summer, and wrote a very informative article.

Tracks were first laid for the line in 1866, and were expanded starting in 1904. Gilbert was then commissioned to design the new stations, each one of them different from the next. Of the 13 stations planned, only four survive. We photographed two of them, this one at Westchester Avenue, and one at Hunts Point (see Eb Id 2163.)

Neighborhood: Westchester
Building use type: Public/Government
Condition: Ruinous
Architect/Builder: Cass Gilbert
Year built: 1900-1910
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Predominant materials: Stone
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