Interborough Rapid Transit System, Battery Park Control House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

Battery Park

ARCHITECT: Heins & LaFarge

DATE: 1904-05

STYLE: French Beaux-Arts

French Beaux-Arts Lower Manhattan Manhattan

Designated November 20, 1973

The Battery Park Control House has historical significance because it is one of the original stations built for the City’s first subway line and one of the last remaining.  It is architecturally expressive of the French Beaux-Arts influence of the early 20th century and that it was designed by Heins & LaFarge, one of the most notable architectural firms of the period.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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Also known as the Battery, Battery Park is a 25-acre public park located at the southern tip of Manhattan. The park and the surrounding area is named for the artillery batteries that were positioned there in the city's early years to protect the settlement behind...

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