Lackawanna Terminal (Montclair, New Jersey)

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LocationLackawanna Plaza, Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey 07042
Coordinates40°48′41″N 74°12′48″W / 40.81139°N 74.21333°W / 40.81139; -74.21333Coordinates: 40°48′41″N 74°12′48″W / 40.81139°N 74.21333°W / 40.81139; -74.21333
Preceding station   Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad   Following station
TerminusMontclair Branch
toward Hoboken
Montclair Railroad Station
Lackawanna Terminal and Grove Street Bridge.jpg
Abandoned platforms in 1983, with Grove Street Bridge in background.
Lackawanna Terminal (Montclair, New Jersey) is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Lackawanna Terminal (Montclair, New Jersey)
Lackawanna Terminal (Montclair, New Jersey) is located in New Jersey
Lackawanna Terminal (Montclair, New Jersey)
Lackawanna Terminal (Montclair, New Jersey) is located in the US
Lackawanna Terminal (Montclair, New Jersey)
LocationLackawanna Plaza, Montclair, New Jersey
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectWilliam Hull Botsford
Architectural styleGrecian-Doric
NRHP reference #73001092[1]
NJRHP #1155[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 8, 1973
Designated NJRHPAugust 7, 1972

Lackawanna Terminal is a small shopping mall in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, originally built as a railroad station in 1913 on the Montclair Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad.[3] The station building was built of brick, and followed a Grecian-Doric style of architecture. The station had six tracks, and electric service began in 1930. It and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 8, 1973.

The station closed in 1981, and was replaced by the Bay Street station two blocks to the east as the first stage of the building of the Montclair Connection, forming the modern Montclair-Boonton Line. The building was then converted into its current form. The adjacent Grove Street Bridge, a reinforced concrete overpass spanning the terminal tracks with enclosed stair connections to the platforms, was demolished and replaced with an at-grade street.[4] Until April 2015, the structure was occupied by a Pathmark supermarket store and several fast food service establishments and several low-end clothing retailers, but in the wake of announced plans to alter the building's "character" by allowing the leases of current tenants to lapse without renewal and to seek out a different and more high-end quality of commercial tenant, the terminal now stands mostly vacant.


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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Essex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. January 10, 2010. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 27, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  3. ^ "MONTCLAIR JOYOUS IN NEW TERMINAL; Lackawanna and Other Railroad Officials Hear Praise for Company on Opening Day", The New York Times, p. 11, June 29, 1913, retrieved May 19, 2010
  4. ^ Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. NJ-52, "Grove Street Bridge"