Gravers (SEPTA station)

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Gravers
SEPTA regional rail
Graver Lane SEPTA.JPG
Station statistics
Address 300 East Gravers Lane at Anderson Street
Philadelphia, PA
Line(s)
Connections SEPTA City Bus: L
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 17
Other information
Opened 1879
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by SEPTA
Fare zone 2
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Chestnut Hill East Line
Terminus
Graver's Lane Station
Gravers (SEPTA station) is located in Pennsylvania
Gravers (SEPTA station)
Location Gravers Lane and Reading Railroad Line
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°4′37.75″N 75°12′8.73″W / 40.0771528°N 75.2024250°W / 40.0771528; -75.2024250Coordinates: 40°4′37.75″N 75°12′8.73″W / 40.0771528°N 75.2024250°W / 40.0771528; -75.2024250
Built 1879
Architect Frank Furness
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77001184
Added to NRHP November 07, 1977[1]

Graver's Lane Station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station at 300 East Gravers Lane at Anderson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The station building is on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places[2] and the National Register. It was built in 1872 or 1879 with Furness & Evans as the architect, according to the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings project. On November 7, 1977, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1983 it was acquired by SEPTA's regional rail division.

The building combines a commuter railroad station with a residence on the second floor. It combines many materials and stylistic features, leading one architectural historian to call the style "histrionic".[3]

The station is in zone 2 on the Chestnut Hill East Line, on former Reading Railroad tracks, and is 10.3 track miles from Suburban Station. In 2004, this station saw 118 boardings on an average weekday.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "PRHP: List of properties with OPA-compliant addresses". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-07-2013. 
  3. ^ Cohen, Madeline L. (1977). "Graver's Lane Station, Reading Railroad". National Register of Historic Place Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 

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