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Port Jervis (Erie Railroad station)

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Built  1892
Opened  1892
NRHP Reference #  80002739
Added to NRHP  11 April 1980
Port Jervis (Erie Railroad station)
Location  Jersey Avenue and Fowler Street Port Jervis, New York
Address  13-19 Jersey Ave, Port Jervis, NY 12771, USA
Architectural style  Queen Anne style architecture
Similar  Erie Railroad Station, Fort Decker, Minisink Valley Historic S, Elks‑Brox Memorial Park, Pavonia Terminal

The Erie Depot, officially known as the Erie Railroad Station, is located at the corner of Jersey Avenue and Fowler Street in Port Jervis, New York. It was built in 1892 as a passenger station for the Erie Railroad by Grattan & Jennings in a Queen Anne style. For years it was the busiest passenger station on the railroad's Delaware Branch, owing to Port Jervis's position on the Delaware River near where New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania converge. The Erie Limited and the Lake Cities trains between Chicago and Hoboken ran through this station.

The decline in passenger rail traffic in the mid-20th century resulted in the termination of passenger service between Port Jervis and Binghamton in 1970. Local commuter service to Hoboken was assumed taken over by the MTA's Metro-North Railroad shortly thereafter. Metro-North chose not to utilize the Erie Dept, electing instead to build a minimalist station of its own, consisting of a parking lot, shelter and street-level concrete platform nearby.

The original station declined (along with the city itself) until it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Since then it has been renovated and currently houses several small shops on the street side.

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Port Jervis (Erie Railroad station) Wikipedia


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