Substation 219
Substation 219, March 2009
Substation 219 is located in New York City
Substation 219
Substation 219 is located in New York
Substation 219
Substation 219 is located in the United States
Substation 219
Location309 W. 133rd St., New York, New York
Coordinates40°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
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleArt Deco
MPSNew York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference #06000023 [1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 9, 2006

Substation 219, also known as the Harlem Substation, is a historic electrical substation located in Harlem, New York, New York. It was constructed by the Independent Subway System in 1932 to provide power to the IND Eighth Avenue Line.[2] 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.[3]

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. ^ "Harlem IND Substation". Forgotten New York. May 2017. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  3. ^ Kathleen A. Howe (March 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Substation 219". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-19. See also: "Accompanying six photos".