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Cresco Station of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad

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c. 1880. Sand Spring Rd. off PA 390.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad arrived in 1857, and by 1880 there were sufficient numbers of tourists to warrant the erection of this handsome station. Of frame construction with deeply overhanging gabled roofs, it is now a museum. The 1940 WPA guidebook to Pennsylvania described Cresco as an “anglers’ and deer hunters’ rendezvous … each of the 15 hotels has its own secluded spot in the woods.”

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Cresco Station of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad", [Cresco, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 521-521.

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