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Lyons in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lyons Station

Date: 1931

 
 
Lyons Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, September 7, 2009
1. Lyons Station Marker
Inscription. Lyons Station was constructed by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in 1931 in a Tudor style. Tudor architecture is exemplified in Lyons Station by the parapeted end and front gables, multi-paned steel casement windows, carved rosette ornamentation, quoins and stucco walls. The station is located on NJ TRANSIT's Gladstone Branch which was originally chartered in 1865 as the Passaic Valley & Peapack Railroad. The name of the line was changed to the New Jersey West Line in 1870 and on October 19, 1878, the line was acquired by the D. L. & W. and renamed the Passaic & Delaware Railroad. The P. & D. was extended from Bernardsville to Gladstone beginning on April 17, 1890 after which most of the stations along the line were built. Lyons Station was the last station built by the D. L. & W. in New Jersey and was probably constructed in response to the increased travel to the Veterans Hosital located nearby. Lyons Station was listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1984.

Photo Credit: Thomas T. Taber
 
Erected by NJ Transit.
 
Location. 40° 41.086′ N, 74° 32.975′ W. Marker is in Lyons, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from Lyons Place. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lyons NJ 07939, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lyons Station image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, September 7, 2009
2. Lyons Station
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bernards Township War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lord Stirling Estate (approx. 0.8 miles away); Somerset Hills Airport (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bernards Township Veterans Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Widow White’s Tavern (approx. one mile away); Lord Stirling Manor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Frederick W. Schmidt (approx. 1.3 miles away); Basking Ridge (approx. 1.5 miles away).
 
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Travelers' History Arch - Welcome image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, September 7, 2009
3. Travelers' History Arch - Welcome
The Arch welcomes visitors to the Lyons Station area. Area historical buildings are shown on the arch. Some of these sites have their own historical markers, which can be viewed at the Other nearby markers section above.
Travelers' History Arch - Farewell image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, September 7, 2009
4. Travelers' History Arch - Farewell
The Arch welcomes visitors to the Lyons Station area. Area historical buildings are shown on the arch. Some of these sites have their own historical markers, which can be viewed at the Other nearby markers section above.
Travelers' History Arch Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, September 7, 2009
5. Travelers' History Arch Dedication Plaque
Plaque on Arch with Definition of Welcome & Farewell image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, September 7, 2009
6. Plaque on Arch with Definition of Welcome & Farewell
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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