Three Watercolors for Proposed Intersections in Queens from the Robert Moses Era. New York City, Automobile Age.
Three Watercolors for Proposed Intersections in Queens from the Robert Moses Era.
Three Watercolors for Proposed Intersections in Queens from the Robert Moses Era.

Three Watercolors for Proposed Intersections in Queens from the Robert Moses Era.

New York: 1937-1940. Watercolors on paper affixed to later illustration board, 14 x 26 inches each. Very Good. Item #List0210

An attractive set of images from the Robert Moses era in an unknown hand. The images show proposed intersections including two that were never built. The images include "Proposed Parkway Passing over Entrance to Fort Totten," which shows an overpass on the Cross-Island Parkway in Northeast Queens, dated October 1937; "Linden Boulevard Overpass at Southern Parkway," showing an unbuilt intersection at North Conduit Avenue and Dumont Avenue, perhaps in the Ozone Park neighborhood, undated; "Woodbine Street Passing over Long Island RR to Metropolitan Ave & 67th St.," which shows a non-existent intersection near the Middle Village stop on the M line, dated August 1940.

Interesting relics from the Robert Moses era, which shaped the infrastructure landscape of New York City. A very good group overall, though the Woodbine Street illustrations shows marginal dampstaining and all three show evidence of label removals and wear.

Price: $1,200.00

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