Demarest (Erie Railroad station)

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DEMAREST
DEMAREST RAILROAD DEPOT, BERGEN COUNTY, NJ.jpg
The former Demarest station
Location 38 Park Street, Demarest, New Jersey
Owned by Northern Railroad of New Jersey (1872–1942)
Erie Railroad (1942–1960)
Erie Lackawanna Railway (1960–1976)
Line(s) Erie Railroad Northern Branch
Construction
Platform levels 1
Other information
Station code 1924[1]
History
Opened 1872
Closed 1966
Services
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
Northern Branch
toward Nyack
Demarest Railroad Depot
Demarest (Erie Railroad station) is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Demarest (Erie Railroad station)
Demarest (Erie Railroad station) is located in New Jersey
Demarest (Erie Railroad station)
Demarest (Erie Railroad station) is located in the US
Demarest (Erie Railroad station)
Location 38 Park Street, Demarest, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°57′24″N 73°57′48″W / 40.95667°N 73.96333°W / 40.95667; -73.96333Coordinates: 40°57′24″N 73°57′48″W / 40.95667°N 73.96333°W / 40.95667; -73.96333
Area 0.2 acres (0.08 ha)
Built 1872
Architect J. Cleaveland Cady
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP reference # 04000671[2]
NJRHP # 3560[3]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 7, 2004
Designated NJRHP May 13, 2004

Demarest Railroad Depot, is located in Demarest, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. The depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 2004. The station was designed by architect J. Cleaveland Cady and built in 1872 on the Northern Railroad of New Jersey line. The station was named after State Senator Ralph S. Demarest, who was a director of the railroad and owned the land that the station was built upon. The borough of Demarest took the name when incorporated in 1903.[4][5] The depot was purchased by the borough of Demarest in 1977 and is used as a senior center. The Demarest Historical Society also uses the depot.

The depot is currently undergoing the final stage of a renovation that started in 2002.[6]

Passenger service for the station ended in 1966. The rail line is still used for freight transport as part of the CSX Northern Branch.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Bergen County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. January 6, 2010. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ Accessed March 17, 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/the-name-dropper-1.1100940?fb_comment_id=904914826202793_917317928295816#f32f60d2b
  6. ^ Northjersey.com. Retrieved March 27, 2010.