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Lakewood in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lakewood Station on Erie Railroad

 
 
Lakewood Station on Erie Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
1. Lakewood Station on Erie Railroad Marker
Inscription.  
Erie Railroad Station, Lakewood. Trains and Lakewood Development.

The Lakewood train station was a small frame building with sheds extending east and west. The mainline tracks of the Erie Railroad line, on the left, or south side of the station, carried comfortable coaches, Pullman and dining cars. The tracks of the Chautauqua Traction Company, built in 1904, are at the right of the station. The large interurban trolleys provided a local land route on the west side of the lake. With the coming of the railroad, and easy lake access, Lakwewood grew to include two large hotels, small boarding houses, and support services. Visitors whose destination was the Chautauqua Institution or elsewhere on the lake, came to Lakewood by train then boarded one of the seven large steamboats. At one time twelve passenger trains made regular stops at Lakewood. Records state that during one active holiday season ninety-seven trunks were unloaded from one train! The busy station employed a station agent, three operators, a baggage master, and a messenger. Other residents provided horse buses and wagons to carry luggage and travelers to the hotels or
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Erected 2011 by Lakewood History Committee. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 42° 6.054′ N, 79° 19.567′ W. Marker is in Lakewood, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of Chautauqua Avenue and 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Chautauqua Avenue. Marker is immediately north of the railroad tracks, and just south and opposite of the intersection with 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakewood NY 14750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Those (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chautauqua Avenue, Looking South (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chautauqua Avenue, Looking North to Lake (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chautauqua Lake Stock Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lakewood Village Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Holbrook Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Packards (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lakewood Schools (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakewood.
 
Lakewood Station on Erie Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
2. Lakewood Station on Erie Railroad Marker
Westward view. The Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad now operates on these tracks.
Lakewood Station on Erie Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
3. Lakewood Station on Erie Railroad Marker
Southward view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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