Forestville Passenger Station

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Forestville Passenger Station
PostcardForestvilleCTRailroadStation1912.jpg
The Station circa 1912
Forestville Passenger Station is located in Connecticut
Forestville Passenger Station
Location 171 Central Street, Forestville, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°40′24″N 72°53′54″W / 41.67333°N 72.89833°W / 41.67333; -72.89833Coordinates: 41°40′24″N 72°53′54″W / 41.67333°N 72.89833°W / 41.67333; -72.89833
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1881
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78002862[1]
Added to NRHP April 19, 1978

The Forestville Passenger Station is a historic railroad station at 171 Central Street in Forestville, a village of Bristol, Connecticut. It is a small single-story wood frame structure, with a bracketed cornice and a hipped roof topped by a louvered cupola with finial. The station was built in 1881 by the New York and New England Railroad on a railroad line originally owned by the Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad. It was a key element of the prosperity of the village, benefiting from many daily passenger rail stops. Service to the area ended in 1960.[2]

The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 19, 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Forestville Passenger Station". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-12-14.