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Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Penn Station Historic Site

 
 
Penn Station Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 31, 2006
1. Penn Station Historic Site Marker
Inscription. Penn Station, designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White, opened in 1935 and is an outstanding example of Art Deco exterior and interior design. Penn Station replaced the Pennsylvania Railroad's old Market Street station which had occupied this site since the 1830's and was unable to handle the growing number of rail passengers traveling through Newark in the early 20th century. Penn Station is a major transportation hub linking NJ Transit and Amtrak railroads, the Port Authority Trans Hudson line to New York, the Newark City Subway and many local and long-distance bus lines. Penn Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
 
Erected by The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 40° 44.082′ N, 74° 9.873′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Raymond Plaza West north of Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in Penn Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Raymond Plaza West, Newark NJ 07102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Francisco (about 600
New Jersey Transit Martin Brody Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 31, 2006
2. New Jersey Transit Martin Brody Plaque
This plaque is dedicated to Martin Brody. A charter member of the NJ Transit Board of Directors from 1979-1994. For his tireless effort and dedication to improving public transportation in the State of New Jersey, and for his financial and entrepreneurial skills and acumen that guided NJ Transit in the development of numerous innovative programs. Presented September 13, 1994.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette (approx. 0.4 miles away); First School Safety Patrol in America (approx. 0.4 miles away); Philip Kearny (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Station (Newark). Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 15, 2006.) 

2. Pennsylvania Station, Newark NJ. Art Deco and Streamlined come together to make Newark's Penn Station a masterpiece. (Submitted on September 15, 2006.) 

3. Newark City Subway. (Submitted on September 15, 2006.)
 
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Honor To Whom Honor is Due image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 31, 2006
3. Honor To Whom Honor is Due
Pennsylvania Station, Newark, New Jersey. Construction started January 5, 1932. Opened for service March 24, 1935. Mayor Raymond – Thomas N. McCarter – General Atterbury – Mayor Congleton. This tablet commemorates the four men who had the vision to conceive and the will and courage to complete this station and the adjacent improvement. –M. W. Clement, President, The Pennsylvania Railroad Company.
Exterior View of Penn Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2010
4. Exterior View of Penn Station
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,520 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of waiting room • Photos of murals and other artwork • Exterior photos of building • Can you help?
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