14th Street station (IRT Sixth Avenue Line)

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 14th Street
Former New York City Subway station
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Metropolitan Elevated Railroad station, 1882
Station statistics
AddressWest 14th Street and 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
LocaleMidtown Manhattan
Coordinates40°44′15″N 73°59′49″W / 40.737372°N 73.996911°W / 40.737372; -73.996911Coordinates: 40°44′15″N 73°59′49″W / 40.737372°N 73.996911°W / 40.737372; -73.996911
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Sixth Avenue Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJune 5, 1878; 141 years ago (June 5, 1878)
ClosedDecember 4, 1938; 80 years ago (December 4, 1938)[1]
Station succession
Next north18th Street
Next southEighth Street

14th Street was a station on the demolished IRT Sixth Avenue Line. It had two tracks and two side platforms, and was served by trains from the IRT Sixth Avenue Line. The station opened on June 5, 1878, and was designed by famed Hudson River School painter Jasper Francis Cropsey, a trained architect.[2] Beginning in 1907, the station had a connection to the 14th Street subway station of the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad. It closed on December 4, 1938. The next southbound stop was Eighth Street. The next northbound stop was 18th Street. Two years later the station was replaced by the IND Sixth Avenue Line platforms of the 14th Street / Sixth Avenue Subway station complex.


  1. ^ "Days of Yore Recalled as 'L' Line Goes". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. December 5, 1938. p. 9. Retrieved June 30, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ Smith, Roberta (August 28, 1998). "Critic's Notebook; Home Is Where the Easel and Quirks Are". The New York Times. Retrieved April 29, 2018.