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



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B&W Photos
BWPhotos 378608
HB267946
BWPhotos 378608
BWPhotos 378609
HB267947
BWPhotos 378609
BWPhotos 378610
HB267948
BWPhotos 378610


Item Title
BWPhotos 378610

Location
455 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CT-466-B
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Significance: The Old Saybrook Railroad Station Interlocking Tower (1912) is significant as it is a rare, surviving example of a railroad interlocking, or switch tower. The Tower is one of three remaining timber-framed interlocking towers on the former New Haven Railroad main line, and is also significant for the retention of its manual switch machinery. The Interlocking Tower is also historically significant as evidence of Old Saybrook's importance as a railroad junction, and illustrates the development of railroad communications and safety technology.

Subjects
Towers
Building Deterioration
Railroad Industry


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


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View looking southwest
View looking northeast
Interior, second floor, looking east showing interlocking machine


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