“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fair Lawn in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Radburn Station

Date: 1930


—Clarence S. Stein, Architect —

Radburn Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Doran Howitt, February 2, 2013
1. Radburn Station Marker
Inscription. Radburn Station, located in the Borough of Fair Lawn, was built in 1930 and designed by the architect Clarence S. Stein. Stylistically, the building is significant since the station is a fine example of the Dutch Colonial Revival trend in architecture. The prominent side gambrel roof on the station can be seen as a gesture to the local Dutch Colonial tradition. The station is of further interest because it is part of the planned community, Radburn, New Jersey, which was the first American Realization of the utopian Garden City concept. Clarence S. Stein, the designer of the town in conjunction with Henry Wright, was also architect for the station. Radburn Station is located on the former Bergen County Branch, part of the New York Division of the Erie Railroad, which was built to bypass congestion on the Main Line in heavily trafficked Paterson and Passaic. The Main Line was originally chartered Paterson & Hudson River Railroad in 1831 by a group of Paterson businessmen, and terminated in Passaic. The line was extended through Bergen Hill and reached Jersey City in 1838. The Paterson & Ramapo Railroad Company was chartered in 1841 and ran from Paterson to connect with the Erie Railroad's Piermont branch into New York State. The Erie Railroad acquired both of these Paterson-based railroads c. 1850 and incorporated these lines into the New
Radburn Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Doran Howitt, February 2, 2013
2. Radburn Station Marker
York Division. Radburn Station was listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1984. Photo Credit: Dan Bernacki. Sponsored by NJ Transit
Erected by New Jersey Transit.
Location. 40° 56.395′ N, 74° 7.3′ W. Marker is in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Pollitt Drive and Fair Lawn Ave. on Pollitt Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fair Lawn NJ 07410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Hopper-Croucher Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jewish War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cadmus House Museum (approx. half a mile away); Radburn (approx. half a mile away); Slave House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Holocaust and World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away); We Will Never Forget (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fair Lawn.
More about this marker. Marker is attached to building by the front door.
Regarding Radburn Station. Eastbound trains go to Secaucus Junction and Hoboken. In Secaucus riders can transfer to Northeast Corridor trains north to Penn Station New
Radburn Station image. Click for full size.
By Doran Howitt, February 2, 2013
3. Radburn Station
York, or south to Newark and Trenton. In Hoboken riders can transfer to PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) subways to Manhattan.
Also see . . .  Radburn Station - NJ Transit page. (Submitted on February 2, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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