Port Jervis (Erie Railroad station)

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Erie Railroad Station
Erie Depot Port Jervis entrance.jpg
Port Jervis Station, August 2011
Port Jervis (Erie Railroad station) is located in New York
Port Jervis (Erie Railroad station)
Location Jersey Ave. and Fowler St.
Port Jervis, New York
Coordinates 41°22′18″N 74°41′28″W / 41.37167°N 74.69111°W / 41.37167; -74.69111Coordinates: 41°22′18″N 74°41′28″W / 41.37167°N 74.69111°W / 41.37167; -74.69111
Built 1892
Architect Grattan & Jennings
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80002739[1]
Added to NRHP April 11, 1980

The Erie Depot, officially known as the Erie Railroad Station, is located at the corner of Jersey Avenue and Fowler Street in Port Jervis, New York. It was built in 1892 as a passenger station for the Erie Railroad by Grattan & Jennings in a Queen Anne style. For many years it was the busiest passenger station on the railroad's Delaware Branch, owing to Port Jervis's position on the Delaware River near where New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania converge. The Erie Limited and the Lake Cities trains between Chicago and Hoboken ran through this station.[2]

The decline in passenger rail traffic in the mid-20th century eventually led the railroad to end all passenger service between Port Jervis and Binghamton in 1970. Commuter service to Hoboken was taken over by the MTA's Metro-North Railroad shortly thereafter. Metro-North chose not to use the old station for what it called the Port Jervis Line, electing instead to build a minimalist station of its own, consisting of a parking lot, shelter and street-level concrete platform several hundred feet further down the tracks.

The old building began to decline, as the city itself did with the absence of the railroad, until it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Since then it has been renovated and today houses several small shops on the street side.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Malcolm A. Booth and Lawrence E. Gobrecht (December 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Erie Railroad Station". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-23.  See also: "Accompanying nine photos". 

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