Midtown North Precinct
In 1938-9, the WPA built a new station house for the NYPD’s 18th precinct on West 54th St. The building was designed to replace the older 18th precinct building on 47th St. The New Deal structure is still in use and is now known as the Midtown North Precinct.
Construction of the four-story limestone and marble precinct building cost $558,233. Modern feature details were described in a New York Times article cited below.
The WPA Guide to New York City: The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s New York. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982: 159.
The New York Times: "Pretentious New Home Awaits 18th Precinct, But Traffic D Gets Rickety Hand-Me-Down," November 15, 1940 (pg. 23)
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 3, 2012.
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