Allamuchy Freight House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Allamuchy Freight House
Allamuchy Freight House 2012-09-30.jpg
Location Route 612, Allamuchy Township, New Jersey
Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built 1906
NRHP Reference # 02001056[1]
NJRHP # 3940[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 23, 2002
Designated NJRHP July 22, 2002

Allamuchy Freight House is located in Allamuchy Township, Warren County, New Jersey, United States. The freight house was built in 1906 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 23, 2002. The freight house was built by the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway and is the only one still remaining.

Alumuchy Freight House is located on the Paulinskill Valley Trail at the east side of County Road 617. It is also approximately 3000 feet north of the County Road 613 intersection at Alphano Road. It is roughly four miles south of the intersection of County Road 519 and County Road 617. There is a historic highway marker at the entrance to the site.

History[edit]

Allamuchy Station

The Lehigh and Hudson River Railway built a rail line through Allamuchy in 1882. A passenger station for Allamuchy was built in 1885 and the freight house was built in 1906. Passenger service on the rail line ended in 1933 and the passenger station was removed in 1934, though President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Allamuchy in 1940 via his private railway car, the Ferdinand Magellan.[3] The Lehigh & Hudson River Railway was merged into Conrail in 1976 and the freight house was abandoned. The freight house was in severe disrepair when it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 and a project to restore the building was started in 2004 by the New Jersey Midland Railroad Historical Society and the Allamuchy Township Environmental Committee. The project is now part of the Save America's Treasures partnership. There are also plans to rebuild the demolished passenger station building.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Warren County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. January 10, 2010. p. 19. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Freight House repairs are just the beginning". allamuchynj.org. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Restoration Project: Lehigh & Hudson River Railway Freight House, Allamuchy, NJ, Accessed June 11, 2010.