Ada station

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ADA
Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park.jpg
Front of the station, with a caboose to the side
Location112 East Central Avenue, Ada, Ohio
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Lafayette
toward Chicago
Main Line Dola
Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park
Ada station is located in Ohio
Ada station
Ada station is located in the United States
Ada station
Location112 East Central Avenue,
Ada, Ohio
Coordinates40°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
Built1887
ArchitectPennsylvania Railroad
Architectural styleStick-Eastlake
NRHP reference #98001014[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 7, 1998

Ada 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 as the Ada Pennsylvania Station and Railroad Park.[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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  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.