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Squire J. Vickers

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Died  1947

Squire Joseph Vickers (1872–1947) was an "underground Renaissance man", according to The New York Times. He was a chief architect of the New York City Subway system.

Vickers began work in the subways in 1906, as a young architect, and worked for 36 years, until 1942. A 2007 show organized by the New York Transit Museum described how he was responsible for more than 300 stations, the most of any architect. He was the system's lead designer for almost 30 years.

Vickers was also an accomplished painter.


His works include the following New York City Subway infrastructure. Additionally, all of these are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

In Manhattan:

  • 181st Street Subway Station (IND), Fort Washington Avenue between 185th and 181st Streets; A train
  • 190th Street Subway Station (IND), under Fort Washington Avenue between Fort Tryon Park (Cabrini Boulevard) and W. 190th Street; A train
  • 86th Street Subway Station (Dual System IRT West Side), under Lexington Avenue, between E. 85th and E. 87th Streets; 4 5 6 <6> trains
  • West 28th Street Subway Station (Dual System IRT East Side), Seventh Avenue between W. 26th and W. 29th Streets; 1 2
  • West Fourth Street Subway Station (IND), under Sixth Avenue between W. 3rd Street and Waverly Place; A B C D E F M trains
  • Chambers Street Subway Station (Dual System IRT), under West Broadway between Warren, Chambers and Reade Streets; 1 2 3 trains
  • In Brooklyn:

  • Ninth Avenue Station (Dual System BMT), 38th Street and Ninth Avenue near the junction of New Utrecht Avenue;D train
  • Avenue U Station (Dual System BMT Sea Beach), between Avenue U and Avenue T and Seventh and Eighth Streets; N train
  • Bay Parkway Station (Dual System BMT Sea Beach), above Bay Parkway at 86th Street; D train
  • New Utrecht Avenue Station (Dual System BMT), beneath the junction of New Utrecht Avenue with 15th Avenue and 62nd Street; N train
  • Ocean Parkway Station (Dual System BMT), above the junction of Brighton Beach Avenue and Ocean Parkway; Q train
  • Wilson Avenue Subway Station (Dual System BMT), Chauncey Street at Wilson Avenue; L train
  • In the Bronx:

  • Pelham Parkway Station (Dual System IRT), junction of White Plains Road and Pelham Parkway; 2 5 trains
  • Westchester Square Station (Dual System IRT), above Westchester Avenue, from Overing Street to Ferris Place; 6 <6> trains
  • Woodlawn Station (Dual System IRT), junction of Bainbridge Avenue and Jerome Avenue; 4 train
  • In Queens:

  • Court Square Station (Dual System IRT), above 23rd Street between 44th Drive and 45th Road, Long Island City; 7 <7> trains
  • Main Street Subway Station (Dual System IRT), near junction of Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street, Flushing; 7 <7> trains
  • References

    Squire J. Vickers Wikipedia

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