Erie Railroad Depot (Rochester, New York)

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ROCHESTER
Rochester Erie Depot.jpg
Erie Railroad Depot, 1908
Locationbetween the Genesee River and Exchange Street on the south side of Court St., Rochester, New York
U.S.
Coordinates43°09′11″N 77°36′37″W / 43.1530°N 77.6102°W / 43.1530; -77.6102Coordinates: 43°09′11″N 77°36′37″W / 43.1530°N 77.6102°W / 43.1530; -77.6102
Line(s)Erie Railroad
Other information
Station code3985[1]
History
OpenedMay 14, 1887[3]
ClosedSeptember 30, 1941 (demolished in 1942)[2]
Electrified1907[4]
Services
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
TerminusRochester Branch (electrified)
toward Avon

Erie Railroad Depot, Erie Railroad Station or Erie Depot was the terminal station for the Erie Railroad in Rochester, New York, designed by George E. Archer, the railroad's architect.[5][6] The station opened in 1887 between the Genesee River and Exchange Street on the south side of Court St. The station was one of the Erie's few electrified railroad stations,[7] and was one of the first stations to provide electric commuter services in 1907.[4] In 1905 the Lehigh Valley Railroad Station opened directly across the Genesee River from the Erie Depot.

Following the economically difficult years of the Great Depression, passenger service terminated in 1941. The station was demolished in 1942. The area has become a parking lot for the Blue Cross Arena.

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  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "Erie Station, Symbol of Railroads' Lush Days, Being Razed". Democrat and Chronicle. June 9, 1942. p. 11. Retrieved September 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Waitin' at the 'Deepo' Popular Sport in Grandma's Time". Democrat and Chronicle. January 30, 1949. p. 31. Retrieved September 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ a b "Rochester-Mount Morris Electrification".
  5. ^ Berg, Walter G. (1893), "Passenger Depot at Rochester, NY New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad", Buildings and Structures of American Railroads, John Wiley and Sons, pp. 389–390, retrieved May 23, 2015
  6. ^ "Erie's Rochester Branch" (PDF). The Semiphore. 52 (7). April 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Lawrence, Scot (October 25, 2006). "Railroad History of Rochester, New York". Scot's Train Pages. Rochester, New York. Retrieved September 14, 2011.