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North Creek in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The North Creek Railroad Depot

 
 
The North Creek Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 27, 2019
1. The North Creek Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  
The Depot is a fine architectural example of the typical rural railroad station of the late 19th century. The original one room depot, built in 1871, was abandoned and the present depot was built with platforms fitted with two bays to accommodate stagecoaches and freight wagons. The freight house was built in 1903. The depot is part of the railroad complex which consists of the ticket depot, freight house, engine house, tool house, 90 foot turntable, sand tower and stagecoach stables. To the north of the freight house was the ice house, water tank, a grain shed, a coal shed, a lumber platform and a garnet shed and platform.

The depot is a simple, rectangular, gable-roofed building with broad overhanging strut-supported roof. The exterior of the “stick style” building is covered with vertical boards with batten strips, a decorative element referred to as “carpenter gothic revival”. The only strong decorative elements are the “hoods” over the depot’s windows and doors which come from the contemporary Italianate influences of the period. At the depot’s south end, a gable-roofed open pavilion was added in 1880. Like the station, this
The North Creek Railroad Depot & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 27, 2019
2. The North Creek Railroad Depot & Marker
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porch is executed in the “stick style”, with notched rafter ends and an “egg and dart” decorative border at the gable end. The roof is covered in cedar shakes. Early photographs indicate that the “egg and dart” motif also decorated the roof crest at one time. In 1890 this addition was partially enclosed to become a separate ladies waiting room.

An analysis of paint samples indicated that the station’s exterior was painted a light brown called “Johnsburg Brown”, a paint made locally, using clay as a pigment. The label molding was painted green and the tall narrow window sashes red.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 43° 41.86′ N, 73° 59.149′ W. Marker is in North Creek, New York, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Railroad Place, 0.1 miles east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Railroad Place, North Creek NY 12853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Creek Turntable (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gore Mountain Gondola Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Engine House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barton Mines (approx. 0.4 miles away); Adirondack Railway Company
The North Creek Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 27, 2019
3. The North Creek Railroad Depot
(approx. 0.4 miles away); North Creek Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Creek.
 
“North Creek and the Adirondack Railroad” – a scale model at the North Creek Depot Museum image. Click for more information.
via North Creek Depot Museum
4. “North Creek and the Adirondack Railroad” – a scale model at the North Creek Depot Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   4. submitted on June 9, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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Jun. 26, 2022