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Allamuchy in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Allamuch Freight House

 
 
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By Raymond Siwek, January 18, 2021
1. Allamuch Freight House Marker
Inscription.  The Lehigh & Hudson River Railroad was the smallest of the anthracite coal railroads that proliferated the Northeast. In 1886, the L&HR built a passenger station at this site. A freight house was added in 1906 to service the busy farmers and is now a National and State Historic Landmark. There was also a creamery here that contributed the line's extensive dairy trade into New York. The passenger station was sold in 1934, but the freight depot continued service through the 1960's. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's private train parked at this location in September 1944 while he visited his friend widow Lucy Mercer Rutherford at her home, Rutherford Hall, located along the shore of Allamuchy Pond. The railroad right-of-way from Andover to Phillipsburg, NJ has been preserved for a future Rails-to-Trail through beautiful Warren Country.
 
Erected by Allamuchy Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 55.913′ N, 74° 49.232′ 
Allamuch Freight House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, January 18, 2021
2. Allamuch Freight House Marker
W. Marker is in Allamuchy, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is on Johnsonburg Rd. (County Route 612), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 Johnsonburg Rd, Hackettstown NJ 07840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rutherfurd Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Famous Milestone (approx. 2 miles away); Dark Moon Archaeological Site (approx. 3.6 miles away); Waterloo, A Canal Town (approx. 3.6 miles away); Let This Tablet Honor Them and All Who Live For the Good of the Community (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Morris Canal 1824-1924 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Johnsonburg (approx. 3.6 miles away); Waterloo: A Transportation Crossroads (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Allamuch Freight House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, January 18, 2021
3. Allamuch Freight House Marker
Allamuch Freight House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, January 18, 2021
4. Allamuch Freight House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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