Squire J. Vickers

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Squire Joseph Vickers (1872–1947) was an "underground Renaissance man", according to The New York Times. He was a chief architect of the New York City Subway system.[1]

Vickers began work in the Interborough Rapid Transit Company in 1906, as a young architect, and worked for 36 years, until 1942. A 2007 show organized by the New York Transit Museum described how he was responsible for more than 300 New York City Subway stations, the most of any architect. He was the system's lead designer for almost 30 years.[1][2]

Vickers was also an accomplished painter.


His works include several New York City Subway stations on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[3]

In Manhattan:

In Brooklyn:

In the Bronx:

In Queens:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kennedy, Randy (August 3, 2007). "Underground Renaissance Man: Watch the Aesthetic Walls, Please". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  2. ^ "Architects of the NYC Subway – New Transit Museum Exhibit", Wired New York. 2007
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • Paintings By Squire Vickers (1872-1947): Designing Architect of the New York Subway System, by Elisabeth and Robert Kashey