Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Station (Washington, Pennsylvania)

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Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Station
PennsylvaniaRailroadFreightStation.jpg
Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Station in 2010
Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Station (Washington, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Station (Washington, Pennsylvania)
Location 111 Washington Street,
Washington, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°10′20″N 80°15′15″W / 40.17222°N 80.25417°W / 40.17222; -80.25417Coordinates: 40°10′20″N 80°15′15″W / 40.17222°N 80.25417°W / 40.17222; -80.25417
Area 2.25 acres (0.91 ha)
Built 1871
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP Reference # 95000891[1]
Added to NRHP July 21, 1995

The Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Station, also called the Chartiers Valley Railway Freight Station, is a historic, former train station building in Washington, Pennsylvania. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 21, 1995.

It is designated as a historic public landmark by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[2]

History[edit]

The station was built in 1871 for Chartiers Valley Railroad and was leased later that year to the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad (PC&StL).[3] The Chartiers Valley Railroad was merged with the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL) in 1907. The Pennsylvania Railroad leased the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL) in 1921. The Pennsylvania Railroad was eventually merged with the New York Central Railroad to form Penn Central. Penn Central declared bankruptcy on 1970 and the station was sold to a private individual, instead of being transferred with the rest of Penn Central's assets to Conrail in 1976.[4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Station". Landmark Registry - Public Landmark. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  3. ^ Liptak, § p. 3.
  4. ^ Liptak, § 8 p. 5.

References[edit]

Preceding station   Pennsylvania Railroad   Following station
Terminus Chartiers Branch
toward Pittsburgh