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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