Dyckman-Hillside Substation
(Substation 17)
Dyckman-Hillsde Substation from Hillside Avenue.jpg
Dyckman-Hillside Substation is located in New York City
Dyckman-Hillside Substation
Dyckman-Hillside Substation is located in New York
Dyckman-Hillside Substation
Dyckman-Hillside Substation is located in the United States
Dyckman-Hillside Substation
Location127-129 Hillside Avenue
Inwood, Manhattan, New York City 10040
Coordinates40°51′36″N 73°55′37″W / 40.86000°N 73.92694°W / 40.86000; -73.92694Coordinates: 40°51′36″N 73°55′37″W / 40.86000°N 73.92694°W / 40.86000; -73.92694
Architectural styleBeaux-Arts
MPSNew York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference #06000025[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 9, 2006

The Dyckman-Hillside Substation, also known as Substation 17, is a historic electrical substation located at 127-129 Hillside Avenue between Sickles Street and Nagle Avenue, near the Dyckman Street station of the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line, in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was one of eight substations constructed by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company in 1904-05.

The substation is a two-story, free-standing masonry building in the Beaux-Arts style. It features hipped roof, tower-like projections, scrolled wrought iron brackets, and terra cotta decorative details.[2]

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



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Kathleen A. Howe (March 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Substation 17". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved March 19, 2011. See also: "Accompanying 11 photos".

External links

  • Media related to Dyckman-Hillside Substation (Substation 17) at Wikimedia Commons