Central Railroad of New Jersey Freight Station
Central Railroad of New Jersey
Vacant station building in 2007
|Location||602 West Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA|
|Governing body||Privately owned.|
|NRHP Reference #||79002250|
|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 its base of operations in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is located on West Lackawanna Avenue 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 since that time.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes John T. Cognetti (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Central Railroad of New Jersey Freight Station" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-02.
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