Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site

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Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard, Scranton.jpg
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard, 1989
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site is located in Pennsylvania
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site is located in the US
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site
Location Roughly bounded by Cliff St., Lackawanna Ave., Mattes Ave., River St. & the Lackawanna R., Scranton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°24′23″N 75°40′09″W / 41.40639°N 75.66917°W / 41.40639; -75.66917Coordinates: 41°24′23″N 75°40′09″W / 41.40639°N 75.66917°W / 41.40639; -75.66917
Area 78 acres (32 ha)
Architect Niles, Frank J.
Architectural style Other, Utilitarian
NRHP Reference # 90001739[1]
Added to NRHP November 21, 1990

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site is a national historic district located in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses the Steamtown National Historic Site and Scranton Army Ammunition Plant and includes 16 contributing buildings, four contributing sites, and five contributing structures. The yard includes buildings and structures related to the yard's expansion in 1899-1939, and its usage as steam locomotive maintenance complex. The Dickson Manufacturing Company built steam locomotives, and the site of its works are included in this district.

Notable buildings at the Steamtown National Historic Site include the following:

  • Gas House (1909)
  • Office and Storage Building (1909)
  • Green Sands Storage Bin and Dryer (1917)
  • Oil House (1912)
  • Maintenance Shop (1865–1949)
  • Roundhouse Office and Storeroom (1902)
  • Roundhouse remnants (1902, 1937)
  • Mattes Street Signal Tower (1908) and Warehouse (1876, 1901, 1926).

Notable buildings at the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant include the following:

  • Pattern Shop/Office Building (1907–1909)
  • Foundry/Forge Shop (1907–1909)
  • Blacksmith Shop/Heat Treat Building (1907–1909)
  • Machine and Erecting Shop/Production Shop (1907–1909).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Berle Clemensen (April 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site: Part 1" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-04.  and Berle Clemensen (April 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site: Part 2" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-04. 

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