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Central Cross Town Railroad Company of New York

$65.00

SKU: 1227
Product Details

 

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Central Cross Town Railroad Company of New York dating back to the 1910's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Kendall Bank Note Company, measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).

 

This certificate's beautiful vignette features an aerial view of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn. 

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Historical Context

The Central Cross Town Railroad operated Manhattan’s famous 14th street crosstown line as well as a diagonal route running from the Christopher Street Ferry on the Hudson River to the 23rd Street Ferry on the East River. It ran along 18th Street from Broadway to Avenue A, returning along 19th Street.

In 1890, they leased the 2 ¼ mile Christopher and Tenth Street, a horse car line chartered in 1873.