Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park

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Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park
Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park.jpg
Front of the station, with a caboose to the side
Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park is located in Ohio
Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park
Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park is located in the US
Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park
Location 112 East Central Avenue,
Ada, Ohio
Coordinates 40°46′14″N 83°49′20″W / 40.77056°N 83.82222°W / 40.77056; -83.82222Coordinates: 40°46′14″N 83°49′20″W / 40.77056°N 83.82222°W / 40.77056; -83.82222
Built 1887
Architect Pennsylvania Railroad
Architectural style Stick-Eastlake
NRHP Reference # 98001014[1]
Added to NRHP August 7, 1998

The Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park is a historic train station in Ada, Ohio, United States. Built in 1887 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1] It is a wooden building, set on a stone foundation and topped with an asphalt roof.[2] The railroad park includes a Pennsylvania Railroad caboose.[3]

Founded as a railway town, Ada grew quickly after the establishment of Ohio Northern University in the city in the 1880s. Consequently, this station was built to accommodate increased passenger traffic; its Stick-Eastlake architecture is unusual for Pennsylvania Railroad depots, and it is larger than most stations built to serve small communities.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-05-05.
  3. ^ Photograph in infobox
  4. ^ Ada Passenger Depot, 1887, historical marker, Ohio Historical Society, 2001. Accessed 2010-05-05.
Preceding station   Pennsylvania Railroad   Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line