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

Welcome to North Creek

& the North Creek Depot Museum

 

— The North Creek Railroad Depot —

 
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By Steve Stoessel, March 28, 2020
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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 accomodate 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
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the station, this 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.

The Museum is owned and operated by the North Creek Depot Preservation Association-a 501(C) 3 Corporation and as such depends on Admission and Donations Your support is greatly appreciated.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 43° 42.171′ N, 73° 59.343′ W. Marker is in North Creek, New York, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Railroad Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Theodore Roosevelt (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (here,
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By Steve Stoessel, March 28, 2020
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next to this marker); North Creek Railway Station (here, next to this marker); North Creek Depot (here, next to this marker); Adirondack Railway Company (a few steps from this marker); Barton Mines (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Creek.
 
Also see . . .  North Creek Depot Museum. (Submitted on April 6, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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