18. Canal Street (BMT) Station

Canal Street Subway art

The Canal Street Subway Station depicts the Stone Bridge Tavern and Stone Bridge. Next to no information exists about either. One of the only references it comes from an 1886 New York Times article which describes the area as it was in 1805-1806. It was the northern most point at which Broadway was paved and “a famous resort for…schoolboys. It was considered ‘out of town’-all north beyond as well as the immediate vicinity was country, post and rail fences dividing the land into different sized parcels. This bridge spanned a small stream which conveyed water from the Collect on the east side of Broadway (where now stands the Tombs) to the west side, where was an extensive meadow covering most of the ground from Broadway to the North River and from Lispenard-street to Spring-street.”