Substation 219

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Substation 219
Substation 219, March 2009
Substation 219 is located in New York City
Substation 219
Location 309 W. 133rd St., New York, New York
Coordinates 40°48′56″N 73°56′53″W / 40.81556°N 73.94806°W / 40.81556; -73.94806Coordinates: 40°48′56″N 73°56′53″W / 40.81556°N 73.94806°W / 40.81556; -73.94806
Area less than one acre
Built 1932
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body State
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 9, 2006

Substation 219, also known as Harlem Substation, is a historic electrical substation located in Harlem, New York, New York. It was constructed by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company in 1932 to provide power to the IND Eighth Avenue Line. It is a single-story, double-height masonry building in the Art Deco style. It features a low brick parapet topped by a band of limestone coping and a limestone frieze consisting of diamond-shaped limestone pieces and a brick chevron pattern. The main entrance doors are faced in aluminium and incorporate Art Deco-style geometric motifs.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]