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Station: Montrose Avenue (Canarsie Line)

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Overview

Opened: 9/21/1924

Montrose Avenue station certainly qualifies as having among the most beautiful mosaics in the entire subway system. The mosaic band here is of exquisite cut porcelain, with vivid pastel shades of sky blue, cerulean blue, rose, yellow, maize and white, on a background of black, raspberry and greyed lavender. Brilliant blue stripes adorn the top and bottom of the tile band. View the hexagon "M" icon up close at the center stairs of the citybound platform. There is a single entrance with a mezzanine in the center of the station.

Somewhere just beyond, on the citybound side, is a long-forgotten ramp leading to the street. This is where BMT Standard cars were fed directly into the subway back in the twenties. Long closed off and forgotten, remnants can be seen from the front of the passing train. See BMT Canarsie Line Car Delivery for more information.

Photo Gallery


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Collection of: Frank Pfuhler
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