New York, Ontario & Western Railway Company Middletown Station

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Middletown
Former O&W station, Middletown, NY.jpg
New York, Ontario & Western Railway Company Middletown Station, December 2013
Location2 Low Avenue, Middletown, Orange County, New York 10940
New York, Ontario & Western Railway Company Middletown Station
New York, Ontario & Western Railway Company Middletown Station is located in New York
New York, Ontario & Western Railway Company Middletown Station
New York, Ontario & Western Railway Company Middletown Station is located in the United States
New York, Ontario & Western Railway Company Middletown Station
Location2 Low Ave., Middletown, New York
Coordinates41°27′08″N 74°24′55″W / 41.45222°N 74.41528°W / 41.45222; -74.41528Coordinates: 41°27′08″N 74°24′55″W / 41.45222°N 74.41528°W / 41.45222; -74.41528
Area1.06 acres (0.43 ha)
Built1892 (1892)-1893, 1904, 1915, 1920
ArchitectGilbert, Bradford Lee; Canfield, David H.
Architectural styleRichardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference #14000129[1]
Added to NRHPApril 7, 2014

New York, Ontario & Western Railway Company Middletown Station, also known as the O&W Station, is a historic train station located at Middletown in Orange County, New York. It was designed by Bradford Gilbert and built in 1892-1893 by the New York, Ontario and Western Railway. It is a three-story Richardsonian Romanesque style pressed brick and sandstone building. It measures approximately 237 feet (72 m) long and has towers at the north and south end. Additions and alterations were made to the original building in 1904 and 1920 and designed by Middletown architect David H. Canfield. Also on the property is the contributing two-story records storage building built in 1915. The station closed in 1957.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014,[1] three years after the city, which owned it at the time, sold it for $1 to the Middletown Community Health Center (MCHC), which intended to redevelop it for its uses. But financial problems with the MCHC prevented them from raising the estimated $20 million cost of the project despite winning some state grants, and after those issues led to MCHC being bought out by another health care organization in 2017 it began negotiating to return it to the city. While Mayor Joe DeStefano says the city is open to offers, it is very likely that the building will be demolished.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 4/07/14 through 4/11/14. National Park Service. 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-02-01. Note: This includes Carolyn M. Coppola (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: New York, Ontario & Western Railway Company Middletown Station" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  3. ^ Axelrod, Daniel (October 27, 2017). "Health care deal may spell end for O&W station". Times-Herald Record. Retrieved October 31, 2017.