Central Railroad of New Jersey Freight Station

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Central Railroad of New Jersey
Freight Station
Central Railroad of New Jersey Freight Station, Scranton, PA.jpg
Vacant station building in 2007
Location 602 West Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA
Coordinates 41°24′42″N 75°40′16″W / 41.41167°N 75.67111°W / 41.41167; -75.67111Coordinates: 41°24′42″N 75°40′16″W / 41.41167°N 75.67111°W / 41.41167; -75.67111
Built 1891
Architect Wilson Bros.
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Privately owned.
NRHP Reference # 79002250[1]
Added to NRHP 1979

The Central Railroad of New Jersey Freight Station in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States was the western terminus of the Central Railroad of New Jersey line, 192 miles (309 km) from the other end in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is located on West Lackawanna Avenue just over the Lackawanna River from downtown Scranton, near Steamtown National Historic Site.

Built in 1891 in a Romanesque Revival style, it was at first an unusual instance of a freight terminal being more visually striking than its corresponding passenger terminal. When the railroad shut down its Pennsylvania operations in 1972 during bankruptcy proceedings, the terminal was closed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad, which took them over, and has remained unused ever since.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes John T. Cognetti (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Central Railroad of New Jersey Freight Station" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

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