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Home > Connecticut > Old Saybrook > Old Saybrook Railroad Station, 455 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, CT



B&W Photos
BWPhotos 378597
HB267881
BWPhotos 378597
BWPhotos 378598
HB267882
BWPhotos 378598
BWPhotos 378599
HB267883
BWPhotos 378599


Item Title
BWPhotos 378599

Location
455 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CT-466
Building/structure dates: 1872 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1936 subsequent work
Significance: The Old Saybrook Railroad Station, Depot (AHSB No. CT-466-A, about 1900; 1936) and Interlocking Tower (HABS No. CT-466-B, about 1912) are significant as surviving, intact examples of turn-of-the-century railroad junction architecture and design. Both structures are historically significant as evidence of Old Saybrook's importance as a railroad junction and the development of regional transportation and recreation. Additionally, the Depot is significant for retention of its exterior and interior historic fabric. The Interlocking Tower is significant as evidence of the development of railroad communications and safety technology; for the retention of its original manual switch lever interlocking machine, and as one of three, remaining, early, timber-frame construction interlocking towers on the New Haven Railroad main line between Boston and New York.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Railroad Stations
Transportation


Related Names
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Kierstead, Matthew A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View looking east
View looking southwest
View looking south


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