Quakertown Passenger and Freight Station

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Quakertown Passenger and Freight Station
The former station depot at Quakertown station, as seen from the Allentown-bound platform in June 2012.
Quakertown Passenger and Freight Station is located in Pennsylvania
Quakertown Passenger and Freight Station
Location Front and East Broad Streets, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°26′23″N 75°20′4″W / 40.43972°N 75.33444°W / 40.43972; -75.33444Coordinates: 40°26′23″N 75°20′4″W / 40.43972°N 75.33444°W / 40.43972; -75.33444
Area 2.9 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1889, 1902
Built by Cramp and Co.
Architect Wilson Brothers
Architectural style Late Victorian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 00000382[1]
Added to NRHP April 14, 2000

The Quakertown Passenger and Freight Station is a historic train station and freight depot located at Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The two buildings were designed by Wilson Bros. & Company in 1889 and built by Cramp and Co. for the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad in 1902. The passenger station is constructed of dark Rockhill granite and Indiana limestone and is in a Late Victorian style. It is 1 1/2 stories tall and measures 25 feet wide by 97 feet, 6 inches, long. It has a hipped roof with an eight foot overhang. The freight station is a 1 1/2-story, rectangular stone block building measuring 128 feet by 30 feet. Also on the property is a large crane that was used for freight movement.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Jeffrey L. Marshall (August 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Quakertown Passenger and Freight Station" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-07. 

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