Mount Airy (SEPTA station)

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Mount Airy
SEPTA regional rail
Mt Airy Station.JPG
Station statistics
Address 119 East Gowen Avenue between Devon and Sprague Streets,
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1875
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by SEPTA
Fare zone 2
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Chestnut Hill East Line
Mt. Airy Station
Mount Airy (SEPTA station) is located in Pennsylvania
Mount Airy (SEPTA station)
Location East Gowen Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°3′53.71″N 75°11′29.77″W / 40.0649194°N 75.1916028°W / 40.0649194; -75.1916028Coordinates: 40°3′53.71″N 75°11′29.77″W / 40.0649194°N 75.1916028°W / 40.0649194; -75.1916028
Built 1875
Architectural style Stick/eastlake
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77001186
Added to NRHP September 22, 1977[1]

Mount Airy Station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station at 119 East Gowen Avenue between Devon and Sprague Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The station building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1875 with Frank Furness as the likely architect, according to the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings project. The National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form lists the architect as unknown, but notes the similarities to the nearby Graver's Lane Station which was designed by Furness. Both stations display an aggressively styled roofline in the Queen Anne Stick Style. The Mount Airy Station's roof is described as "combining hipped, gabled, jerkinhead designs with a double splayed profile" and the Graver's Lane Station might be considered even more aggressive.[2]

The station is in zone 2 on the Chestnut Hill East Line, on former Reading Railroad tracks, and is 9.3 track miles from Suburban Station. In 2013, this station saw 193 boardings and 159 alightings on an average weekday. [3]

A used book store presently occupies much of the station building.

Graver's Lane Station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Cohen, Madeline L. "Mt. Airy Station, Reading Railroad". National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 62 PDF (539 KB)

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