2. Fulton Street (IRT) Station

Fulton Street IRT subway art

The Fulton Street IRT subway station‘s mosaics honor the station’s namesake, Robert Fulton. Fulton, with backing from Robert R Livingston, developed the first commercially successful steamboat. Pictured above is the North River Steamboat (today known as the Clermont) which left New York City on August 17, 1807, on its maiden voyage to Albany. The original ship was retired in 1814 and its whereabouts remain a mystery. Make sure to check out the rest of Untapped New York’s finds inside the Fulton Street Subway Station, including historic pieces moved from elsewhere.