Woodlawn (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

Woodlawn (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

Woodlawn is the northern terminal of the New York City Subway's IRT Jerome Avenue Line. Located at the intersection of Bainbridge and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx neighborhood of Woodlawn, it is served by the 4 train at all times, providing service to the South Bronx, the East Side of Manhattan and Brooklyn on lines originally built by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT).

The station was built in 1917 and opened the following year, from an Arts and Crafts design by the subway's chief architect, Squire J. Vickers. Its opening helped spur development of the area that had begun with the opening of nearby Woodlawn Cemetery. Following renovations, in 2005 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its use of ornamental concrete. A public art display of stained glass called Children at Play was also installed.

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Woodlawn (IRT Jerome Avenue Line) - History
... In the 1840s, the Harlem Railroad made the first rail connection between Manhattan and what became the Woodlawn neighborhood, a connection that still exists via the Woodlawn station on what is now Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line ... At that time, like much of the western Bronx, it was still rural and heavily farmed ...

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