Canal Street "Lovers Bridge" Subway Tile$36.00
When the first passengers began riding the New York City subway system in 1904, they found stations designated with magnificent ceramic mosaics and detailed plaques. As the subway system expanded into the boroughs in 1918 and 1919, the architect Squire J. Vickers produced additional Art Deco station panels.
These wonderful works of public art have been faithfully reproduced, with the look and feel of the original underground ceramics. Images of the mosaics and plaques are chemically embedded into the tile substrate. This process makes it possible to capture the meticulous detail and true colors of these historic pieces despite the decades of accumulated grime and muted subway lighting. Each decorative, high-glaze ceramic tile includes mounting hardware on the reverse.
This plaque is often referred to as “The Lovers Bridge at Aaron Burr’s House.” Jay Van Everen designed the mosaic plaque. Lee Stookey’s research suggests that he was guided, as in his design for Union Square, by a Lossing-Barrett drawing in the New York Common Council Manual of 1865. (Measures 6 x 8 inches)
Canal Street "Lovers Bridge" Subway Tile
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