Uxbridge Passenger Depot

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Uxbridge Passenger Depot
Uxbridge Passenger Depot, Uxbridge MA.jpg
Uxbridge Passenger Depot
Uxbridge Passenger Depot is located in Massachusetts
Uxbridge Passenger Depot
Uxbridge Passenger Depot is located in the US
Uxbridge Passenger Depot
Location Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°4′32″N 71°37′44″W / 42.07556°N 71.62889°W / 42.07556; -71.62889Coordinates: 42°4′32″N 71°37′44″W / 42.07556°N 71.62889°W / 42.07556; -71.62889
Built 1895
Architectural style Queen Anne
MPS Uxbridge MRA
NRHP Reference #

83004143

[1]
Added to NRHP October 7, 1983

The Uxbridge Passenger Depot is an historic former railroad station located at 28 South Main Street, in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. On October 7, 1983, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It served as the town's main passenger station for more than 50 years.

Description[edit]

Uxbridge station on an early postcard

The former Uxbridge Passenger Depot is located on the east side of South Main Street in the town center, between the road and the tracks of the Providence and Worcester Railroad. It is a 1-1/2 story brick building with Queen Anne Victorian styling, set on a high granite foundation. It is a long and roughly rectangular structure, with a tall central portion flanked by lower wings. The central section has a large central dormer with a curvilinear gable that has copper trim elements. A shed-roof porch extends across the central section on the street-facing side, while the platform on the track side is sheltered by a recessed porch supported by posts with large brackets.[2]

History[edit]

The first passenger and freight depot was built in Uxbridge on this site in 1849. In 1893 the town petitioned for a new station, resulting in the construction of this building, which opened in 1894 and was completed in 1895. It was used for passenger service, when declining usage resulted in its closured in the mid-20th century.[2] It served a short time as a bus depot after rail passenger service ceased, and later also served as a bank branch.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Uxbridge Passenger Depot". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  3. ^ Uxbridge Walking Tour Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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