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Youghiogheny Station Glass and Gallery (Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad [P&LE] Passenger Station)

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Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad [P&LE] Passenger Station
1911. 900 W. Crawford Ave.
  • Youghiogheny Station Glass and Gallery (Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad [P&LE] Passenger Station)

The deeply overhanging eaves and low hipped roof of this depot are typical of train stations throughout the United States. What sets this station apart is its blue-green tile roof, central square tower decorated with blind arcades, brick laid in English bond, recessed brick panels, and bays defined by a stone water table. The tower's top floor was used. as a teletype room and originally gave access to a bridge connecting to elevated tracks north of the station. The interior's marble flooring, wainscoting, and oak woodwork appealed to passengers. Ridership peaked in Connellsville between 1912 and 1939. Lack of revenue caused the building to be sold in 1939. The P&LERR Freight Station c. 1900, a single-story clapboard rectangular building with the requisite overhanging eaves, stands nearby at the intersection of PA 119 and PA 201.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Youghiogheny Station Glass and Gallery (Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad [P&LE] Passenger Station)", [Connellsville, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-FA24.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 253-253.

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