Reading Railroad Station (Lebanon, Pennsylvania)

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Reading Railroad Station
Lebanon Reading RR Station.jpg
Reading Railroad Station, June 2006
Reading Railroad Station (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Reading Railroad Station (Lebanon, Pennsylvania)
Location N. 8th St., Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°20′35″N 76°25′29″W / 40.34306°N 76.42472°W / 40.34306; -76.42472Coordinates: 40°20′35″N 76°25′29″W / 40.34306°N 76.42472°W / 40.34306; -76.42472
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1900
Architect Wilson Bros.; Wilson, Joseph M.
Architectural style Shingle Style, Other, Shingle style adaptation
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 75001647[1]
Added to NRHP July 17, 1975

Reading Railroad Station is a historic Shingle Stylerailway station located in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Designed by the Wilson Brothers & Company and built by the Reading Company in 1900, it consists of two sections connected by a large overhanging roof.

The smaller section is a 1 1/2-story, rectangular structure that contained a baggage room, telegraph office, and yardmasters' office. It measures 55 feet, 6 inches, by 32 feet, 6 inches. It has a hipped gable roof with bellcast hipped gable dormers and a two-story octagonal tower.

The larger section is a two-story structure measuring approximately 80 feet, 6 inches, by 32 feet, 6 inches and contained men's and women's waiting areas and restrooms. It features a large octagonal tower rising 70–80 feet above the station. It also has a hipped gable roof with hipped gable dormers and a semi-circular bay.[2]

The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes David M. Berman (March 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Reading Railroad Station" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-28.