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Norwich in Chenango County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gateman’s Tower c. 1907

 
 
Gatemans Tower c. 1907 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 9, 2020
1. Gatemans Tower c. 1907 Marker
Inscription.  
Gateman’s Tower c.1907
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (1868-1960)

City crossing gates were operated from towers, such as this, from 1907 to the 1960's. This tower originally stood southeast of the Front Street crossing.

To your left is the former passenger station, built in 1901. Across East Main Street, to your right, are the freight house and freight yards.

Steam Passenger Train at the Norwich Station c. 1946
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 42° 31.892′ N, 75° 31.287′ W. Marker is in Norwich, New York, in Chenango County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Lackawanna Lane, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 E Main St, Norwich NY 13815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chenango Canal Walking Tour (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Chenango Canal Walking Tour (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Chenango Canal Walking Tour
Gateman’s Tower c. 1907 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 9, 2020
2. Gateman’s Tower c. 1907 Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Chenango County World War II Memorial (about 700 feet away); First Log Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chenango Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); Railroad Yards (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1789 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
 
Gateman’s Tower c. 1907 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
3. Gateman’s Tower c. 1907 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022