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Wall Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Newsstand

 
 
Union Newsstand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
1. Union Newsstand Marker
Inscription.  
Built ca. 1910 by Union News Co.

Newsstand was located at Manasquan NJ
NY&LBRR Station. Moved to Allaire November
1969

The Union News Co. of New York had newsstands at most large rail stations, terminals and hotels in the NY Metropolitan area, operating from 1908 to 1969. Smaller newsstands such as this were built to be portable and hauled by train, wagon, or truck to wherever they were needed.

 
Erected by NJ Museum of Transportation and the Pine Creek Railroad.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 40° 9.537′ N, 74° 7.78′ W. Marker is in Wall Township, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker can be reached from County Route 524, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in the NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad in Allaire State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmingdale NJ 07727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freneau Station (a few steps from this marker); PRR Watchman’s Shanty (within shouting distance of this marker);
Union Newsstand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
2. Union Newsstand Marker
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Allentown Station (within shouting distance of this marker); 3-Sided Watchman’s Shanty (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Blocks from the Camden and Amboy Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church (about 500 feet away); Allaire Village (about 700 feet away); Millpond (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wall Township.
 
Also see . . .  A History of the New Jersey Museum of Transportation and the Pine Creek Railroad. The New Jersey Museum of Transportation website. (Submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Union Newsstand image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
3. Marker on Union Newsstand
Marker can be seen on the front of the newsstand.
Marker in the NJ Museum of Transportation image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
4. Marker in the NJ Museum of Transportation
NJ Museum of Transportation image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
5. NJ Museum of Transportation
The Union Newsstand is located in the NJ Museum of Transportation in Allaire State Park. In service for more than 50 years, the Pine Creek RR is the oldest continuously-operated steam preservation railroad in the US.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 332 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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