Lehigh Valley Railroad Depot

I remember when this area had a nice veneer of soot and cinders. It was really exciting to watch the steam engines come in, and then shake the ground when they started out.

Yeah, I’m old. We already know that.


From: Andy Petruzzelli
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 8:20 AM
To: 1- All HOLT Email Users in Office
Cc: HOLT Architects ()
Subject: Lehigh Valley Railroad Depot

Architectural History Minute

Lehigh Valley Railroad Depot

Built: 1898, Designed: A.B. Wood

“The Ithaca depot was constructed….. in 1898 by local Ithaca architect A.B. Wood. The yellow pressed brick station was done in a Colonial Revival motif and has Romanesque style arches incorporated into it. With a status as an important passenger station, the railroad furnished the station with a high quality interior, much of which is still intact today. Ithaca was so important to the railroad that in addition to the station, it also had a downtown ticket office at State and Aurora Streets……”

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.thehistorycenter.net/thc_8square/index.php

Also read about the Ithaca Railroad Rush; http://home.roadrunner.com/~nrw/history/railways.html

Images courtesy Google image search, http://www.abandonedrails.com/Ithaca_to_Geneva , http://www.trainweb.org/rshs/GRS%20-%20Ithaca.htm

See this presentation board from the adaptive reuse project by Streeter and Associates, http://streeterassociates.com/images/MarketSectors/financial/financial-cctc-station.png

The Station as a restaurant in 1998

Andrew Petruzzelli

HOLT Architects, P.C.
217 N. Aurora St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
phone 607 273-7600 Ext. 151
fax 607 273-0475


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