Tonawanda Station - Tonawanda, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 43° 01.022 W 078° 52.717
17T E 672865 N 4764890
Quick Description: This former railroad station is now home to the Historical Society of the Tonawandas.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2006 8:23:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ69
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 62

Long Description:
In 1886, land in the village of Tonawanda was sold to the New York Central Railroad, who built a station on the site. A red brick structure, its gables are handcarved in the "steamboat gothic" style. On each of the elaborate peaks is perched a whimsical carving of a man playing a flute while squirrels dance at his feet.

The last train passed Tonawanda's station in 1922. Since 1965 the station has been the home of the Historical Society of the Tonawandas, housing exhibits demonstrating the unique history of the Cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, New York.

Also on the trianglar piece of land is the 1925 monument "IN MEMORY OF SOLDIERS, SAILORS & MARINES OF THE CIVIL WAR OF 1861 TO 1865" and a commemorative garden area with stone markers dedicated to World War I veterans.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Historical museum

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: New York Central Railroad

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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