Saratoga Springs Visitor Center

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The Drinkhall
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center Nov 10.jpg
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, November 2010
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center is located in New York
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center
Location 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York
Coordinates 43°5′6″N 73°47′45″W / 43.08500°N 73.79583°W / 43.08500; -73.79583Coordinates: 43°5′6″N 73°47′45″W / 43.08500°N 73.79583°W / 43.08500; -73.79583
Area less than one acre
Built 1915
Built by Gaffeney,James
Architect Ludlow & Peabody;
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74001302[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1974

Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, also known as "The Drinkhall," is a historic trolley station located at Saratoga Springs in Saratoga County, New York. It was built in 1915 by the Hudson Valley Railroad as a trolley station and now serves as a visitor center. It consists of four sections. The three-bay, stuccoed central block is flanked by lower 1 12-story, three-bay wings. The rear section has an open porch that served as the trolley platform. It is constructed of hollow red clay tile and topped by a slate hipped roof. The building features a decorative frieze with arrowhead motifs and decorative panels in the Beaux-Arts style. The interior of the central block features a high barrel vault ceiling.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Doris Manley (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: The Drinkhall". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-12.  See also: "Accompanying three photos". 

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