8. The Commemorative Plaques Inside the City Hall Subway Station

City Hall Subway Plaque

Three commemorative plaques are placed in arched openings in the subway station, on the track-side wall opposite the platform. They name the directors and engineers of the Rapid Transit Subway Construction Co., founded by August Belmont to fund the IRT. The plaques also acknowledge the staff of the chief engineer.

When the station was closed, these plaques were removed. They found a temporary home in the Brooklyn Bridge station. The plaques hung near a subway token booth at Brooklyn Bridge station until 1995 when they were placed back in their original setting.