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Fanwood Station, South Side Waiting Room, 238 North Avenue, Raritan Valley Line, Fanwood, Union County, NJ



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Location
Raritan Valley Line, Fanwood, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NJ-941
Building/structure dates: 1897 initial construction
Significance: Fanwood Station is significant as the only remaining original frame railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line, as a good representative of railroad architecture during the Victorian period and for its key role in the development of the surrounding community of Fanwood.The eastbound shelter at Fanwood Station is significant as part of the Fanwood Station National Register Complex. The Fanwood Station Complex consists of the main station building (1874), the shelter (1897) and the overpass (1946) bridging the two sides of the tracks.The shelter, constructed in 1897 23 years after the main station building was built in 1874, was converted into a temporary commuter shelter in 1965 when the main station was sold to the Borough of Fanwood and converted for use as a community center. The shelter was constructed by the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The architect for the shelter building is unknown. Plans for the shelter are attributed to the Engineer, Buildings and Bridges, Central Railroad of New Jersey.

Related Names
Engineer, Building/Bridges, Central New Jersey Rai


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW WEST, FANWOOD STATION COMPLEX
2. VIEW SOUTH, FANWOOD SHELTER AND OVERPASS
3. VIEW SOUTH, FANWOOD SHELTER, FRONT ELEVATION
4. VIEW SOUTHEAST, NORTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
5. VIEW EAST, NORTHWEST (FRONT) AND SOUTHWEST ELEVATIONS
6. VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTHWEST ELEVATION
7. VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTHEAST (REAR) ELEVATION
8. VIEW WEST, SOUTHEAST AND NORTHEAST ELEVATIONS
9. VIEW NORTHEAST, DETAIL OF RAFTER ENDS AND BRACKETS
10. VIEW NORTH, CANOPY
11. VIEW SOUTHWEST, CANOPY
12. VIEW EAST, UNDERSIDE OF CANOPY
13. VIEW SOUTH, UNDERSIDE OF CANOPY
14. INTERIOR, WAITING ROOM, LOOKING NORTHWEST
15. INTERIOR, WINDOW MOLDING DETAIL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
16. INTERIOR, CEILING DETAIL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
17. Photocopy of original blueprint drawing by Engineers Office, Jersey City, September 14, 1897 (original negative at CONRAIL, Chief Engineer - Design and Construction, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) PLAN SHOWING PROPOSED SOUTH SIDE WAITING ROOM AT FANWOOD
18. Photocopy of postcard, postmarked 1907 (from collection of T. J. McMahon, Fair Haven, New Jersey) VIEW SOUTHEAST, NORTHWEST ELEVATION OF FANWOOD STATION (South Side Waiting Room or Shelter is to the right behind horse and cart)


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