Ontario and Western Railroad Passenger Station
New York, Ontario, and Western Railroad Passenger Station
Station building in 2007
|Location||Napanoch, New York|
|Architect||Jackson, Rosencrans & Canfield|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||99000086|
|Added to NRHP||1999|
It was built by the New York, Ontario and Western Railway (O&W) in 1903 for the dual purpose of bringing tourists to Napanoch and inmates to the newly established prison. A branch from Ellenville to Kerhonkson was opened in 1902, following the recently abandoned Delaware and Hudson Canal, a portion of which survives just west of the station building. A temporary station at the present site served passengers while the New York City firm of Jackson, Rosencrans & Canfield designed and built a permanent station in a Classical Revival style.
O&W passenger service ended in the 1953, and the original domed roof had deteriorated to the point that it was replaced with the current tiled version. Trackage was dismantled in 1957 when the O&W was liquidated.
The station became the property of the state Department of Correctional Services, which owned the surrounding land as part of the prison property.
It was later renovated and reopened as a museum devoted to its past and the O&W. A small section of track was restored, with several railroad artifacts on display.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Bonafide, John (October 1998). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Ontario and Western Railroad Passenger Station". Retrieved 2008-01-06.