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Beaver County Emergency Response Center and Beaver Area Heritage Museum (Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad [P&LE] Passenger and Freight Depots)
These two stations, one for passengers and one for freight, are characteristic of such structures, with their brick and stone construction and deep overhanging eaves supported by oversized wooden brackets. Unlike the more elaborate station at Aliquippa (
BE39), the Beaver passenger station has no second story, and its porte-cochere has been removed. Eyebrow dormers enliven the north and south elevations of the hipped roof, and a stone sill course joins the stone round arches above the windows and doors. The freight station is a simplified version of the passenger station, with stone lintels and sills. An undertrack tunnel joins the station with the platform on the east side of the tracks. Today, the Beaver County
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