Red Bank in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gate Keepers Booth
This is believed to be one of the only remaining booths which were once common throughout early rail travel in New Jersey. Buildings such as this provided shelter, warmth, and minimal comforts for the Gate Keeper. These buildings, however, became obsolete with the advent of electrified rail crossings. This particular booth is said to have been located at the Shrewsbury Avenue rail crossing. Photo documentation substantiates this booth at the Monmouth Street crossing approximately fifty feet from its current location. The color scheme you see matches historic colors for the Red Bank station (future restoration project) and were also encountered during booth restoration.
The Gate Keeper’s Booth was restored by Preservation Red Bank through membership donations and a grant from the Monmouth County Historical Commission. Preservation Red Bank would also like to thank New Jersey Transit for their assistance and permission to return the Booth to its historical locale.
Location. 40° 20.917′ N, 74° 4.477′ W. Marker is in Red Bank, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Monmouth Street and Bridge Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Monmouth Street. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honorable Daniel J. O’Hern (here, next to this marker); Red Bank War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harriet LaFetra (1823-1906) (approx. 1.8 miles away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.8 miles away); 1941-2007 Red Bank Veterans Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Patriot Isle (approx. 1.8 miles away); This Sycamore (approx. 1.8 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Bank.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.