Rouses Point station


Rouses Point is an Amtrak intercity train station in Rouses Point, New York. It is the northernmost station in the United States along the Adirondack line before crossing the Canada–US border. The building is a former U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service office, next to a former Delaware and Hudson Railroad depot.[3] The station has one low-level side platform on the east side of the track.

Rouses Point, NY
Rouses Point station, July 2017.jpg
Rouses Point station in July 2017
Location68 Pratt Street, Rouses Point, New York
Coordinates44°59′41″N 73°22′16″W / 44.9948°N 73.3712°W / 44.9948; -73.3712Coordinates: 44°59′41″N 73°22′16″W / 44.9948°N 73.3712°W / 44.9948; -73.3712
Owned byCanadian Pacific Railway
Line(s)Canadian Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: RSP
History
Opened1889
Rebuilt2014 (renovated)
Passengers
20181,255[1]Increase 0.16%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Saint-Lambert
toward Montreal
Adirondack Plattsburgh
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station Delaware and Hudson Railway Following station
Montreal West
toward Montreal
Main Line Chazy
toward Albany
Rouses Point Railroad Station
Rouses Point station is located in New York
Rouses Point station
Rouses Point station is located in the United States
Rouses Point station
Location68 Pratt Street, Rouses Point, New York
Coordinates44°59′42″N 73°22′18″W / 44.99500°N 73.37167°W / 44.99500; -73.37167
Arealess than one acre
Built1889
ArchitectD & H Railroad
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference No.04001454[2]
Added to NRHPJanuary 5, 2005

DescriptionEdit

The depot was built in the Romanesque style popular at the end of the 19th century. It features red brick with dark stone trim for the base, water table, lintels and trim around the doors. A solid round tower with conical roof marks the southern end of the building. The building's original layout incorporated a ticket office, baggage room, and separate waiting areas for men and for women and children.

In 2002, the D&H conveyed ownership of the depot to the Village of Rouses Point for $5,000. A rehabilitation project was completed in 2014 and included rehabilitation and/or replacement of rotting woodwork, flashing on the roof, flooring, broken windows and insulation. The depot now serves as the Rouses Point History and Welcome Center and hosts rotating exhibits, lectures and performances tracing the history and culture of the region.[4]

Station buildingEdit

The Rouses Point Railroad Station is a historic train station located in Rouses Point, Clinton County, New York. The station was built in 1889 by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. It is a one-story, hipped roof brick building with wide, bracketed, overhanging eaves. It features a full-sized, covered passenger platform and oversized Syrian arched door and window openings.[5]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 5, 2005.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2018, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. June 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  3. ^ Rouses Point D&H Depot (Dynamic Depot Maps - New York) Archived July 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Rouses Point Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Mary Racicot; Eleanor Martinsen & Linda M. Garofalini (August 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rouses Point Railroad Station". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved June 24, 2010. See also: "Accompanying seven photos".

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