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The Pennsylvania Train Station

 
 
The Pennsylvania Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
1. The Pennsylvania Train Station Marker
Inscription.  In the late 1890's the Pennsylvania Station was built for a total of $20,000. To reach the elevated tracks for all arriving and departing trains, passengers would walk through a tunnel underneath the tracks, climb the steps and board the train. As many as 22 passenger trains passed through the station daily. A number of presidents, including Taft, Harding, Truman and Nixon made speeches at the Station on whistle-stop tours. The last train pulled out of the station in 1970. On August 21, 1987, it escaped the wrecking ball when J. Gilbert Reese, Chairman of The Thomas J. Evans Foundation purchased the property. The restoration of the station began on March 30, 1998. The restored building offers a beautiful glimpse into the history of Ohio's railroads.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 3.359′ N, 82° 24.046′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 S 2nd St, Newark OH 43055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within walking distance of this marker. Licking County Historic Jail (here, next to this marker); The Licking County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); The Works Museum (a few steps from this marker); Louis Sullivan Building (a few steps from this marker); The Midland Theatre (a few steps from this marker); Sherwood-Davidson House (a few steps from this marker); The National Heisey Glass Museum (a few steps from this marker); The Great Circle Earthworks (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
The Pennsylvania Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
2. The Pennsylvania Train Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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