Now 4 years later, the stationhouse's exterior is already in shambles from the elements of mother nature and the cold harsh winters.
Side views of stationhouse:
When you paint a house, you should be able to maintain the paint - - primer it before painting then do a new repainting job every 4 to 7 years (in NYC, it's more on the 4 year side because of those brutal winters, LOL). You don't let paint peel off in large areas like this - - and it's only 4 years old. It's sad that MTA New York City Transit will let this house (which is registered as TWO landmarks) decay again, unless they do some overcoat within a year or so. While I talk about the stationhouse, there is a very interesting "exhibit" just to the right as you enter from the Morris Park Ave (main) side - - a 1970's Hagstrom wall map of the Bronx. Take a look at this:
|Bronx campus of New York University, now Bronx Community College|
|Hostos Community College and Lincoln Hospital not yet built.|
|Third Ave el. and Wilkins Ave, now Louis Nine Blvd at Freeman St|
|High Bridge Station on the old PCRR Hudson line|
|Bronx State Hospital, now closed. Jacobi and Albert Einsten Hospitals remain.|
|Manhattan State Hospital|
|Newly constructed Bruckner Interchange which now all highway traffic bypasses a traffic signal at Brush Ave.|
|Southern terminus of 3rd Ave el at East 149th Street. Map appears to be somewhere between 1972/73|
|Co-Op City - - note old exit numbers on I95 and some unfinished loops inside the complex - - no malls. Today, the exit numbers on I95 are 11 and 12.|
|138th Street station on the old Penn-Central.|
This is not some ordinary stationhouse like Franklin Ave and Fulton St in Brooklyn - - this is a landmark and of great historical significance which the MTA New York City Transit should not ignore. It's very sad for them to let this crown jewel decay into the current state as the East 180th Street stationhouse represents part of the glory days in railroading history.