NYC Guide Tower (Not its actual name)

rhensley_anderson Jul 7, 2018

  1. rhensley_anderson

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    Guide Tower (Not its actual name) in the early 1930s was at the junction of the Anderson Belt and Big Four at 25th and Arrow Ave. UTC came up Arrow Ave. and turned to parallel the Big Four while the Anderson Belt ran along 25th Street.

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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, that's a nice crossing sign!
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Neat stuff and a great photo! Guide Lamp became a division of General Motors and produced great volumes of small arms and parts during WW-II.
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

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    What was it's actual name/designation?
     
  5. fitz

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    Kurt, you beat me to it. I would love to have that crossing crossbuck.
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Thinking on this one- Wasn't "Guide" the company which manufactured bolt on turn signal levers. The versions made to add to vehicles that were not factory equipped? I remember those chrome plated items.
     
  7. rhensley_anderson

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    I don't know the name of the Tower. I'm not at all certain that anyone does now.
    Yes, Guide was a part of GM until a few years ago. Now all that is gone and has been replace with a different company with a newly constructed building and service tracks. GM left town some time back leaving Anderson in a mess.One that we are just now starting to come out of since 1994.
     
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  8. LEW

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    Have a map dated ,May 21 1949 that gives the name as Belt Crossing Tower and the tower at the C I crossing ,and it gives that name as the C I tower.
    When the powers to be eliminated all history at Indy Some of the boys were able to grab some of the history . I don't know when these towers were discontinued but I think it was 1951-1953 . LEW
     

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