Munson Diner

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Munson Diner
Munson Dinner Liberty, NY.JPG
Munson Diner, September 2012
Munson Diner is located in New York
Munson Diner
Location Lake St. (NY 55), Liberty, New York
Coordinates 41°47′47″N 74°44′46″W / 41.79639°N 74.74611°W / 41.79639; -74.74611Coordinates: 41°47′47″N 74°44′46″W / 41.79639°N 74.74611°W / 41.79639; -74.74611
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1945
Architect Kullman Dining Car Co.
Architectural style Moderne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 06000256[1]
Added to NRHP April 12, 2006

Munson Diner is a historic diner located at Liberty in Sullivan County, New York. It was manufactured in 1945 by the Kullman Dining Car Company of Lebanon, New Jersey. It has a riveted steel frame and exterior of stainless steel and porcelain enamel. It has a long, rectangular form, 16 feet wide by 50 feet long. The interior has a plan typical of the diners of the 1940s and 1950s. It was moved from West 49th Street and 11th Avenue, New York City, to Liberty in 2005.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1] Allan Bérubé (1946–2007) initiated the saving, redevelopment, and moving of the diner.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ LaFrank, Kathleen (July 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Munson Diner". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-06-26.  See also: "Accompanying five photos". 
  3. ^ "Allan Bérubé Is Dead at 61; Historian of Gays in Military". New York Times, Dec 16, 2007. This obituary mentions Bérubé's role in saving the diner.