Munson Diner

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Munson Diner
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Munson Diner, September 2012
Munson Diner is located in New York
Munson Diner
Munson Diner is located in the US
Munson Diner
Location Lake St. (NY 55), Liberty, New York
Coordinates 41°47′47″N 74°44′46″W / 41.79639°N 74.74611°W / 41.79639; -74.74611Coordinates: 41°47′47″N 74°44′46″W / 41.79639°N 74.74611°W / 41.79639; -74.74611
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1945
Architect Kullman Dining Car Co.
Architectural style Moderne
NRHP Reference # 06000256[1]
Added to NRHP April 12, 2006

Munson Diner is a historic diner located at Liberty in Sullivan County, New York. It was manufactured in 1945 by the Kullman Dining Car Company of Lebanon, New Jersey. It has a riveted steel frame and exterior of stainless steel and porcelain enamel. It has a long, rectangular form, 16 feet wide by 50 feet long. The interior has a plan typical of the diners of the 1940s and 1950s. It was moved from West 49th Street and 11th Avenue, New York City, to Liberty in 2005.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1] Allan Bérubé (1946–2007) initiated the saving, redevelopment, and moving of the diner.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ LaFrank, Kathleen (July 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Munson Diner". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-06-26.  See also: "Accompanying five photos". 
  3. ^ "Allan Bérubé Is Dead at 61; Historian of Gays in Military". New York Times, Dec 16, 2007. www.nytimes.com/2007/12/16/nyregion/16berube.html This obituary mentions Bérubé's role in saving the diner.