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Friday, January 18, 2008

Studies Created by Noted Architect Cass Gilbert for the Pelham Manor Station

A lovely stone train station designed by nationally-renowned architect Cass Gilbert once stood in the Village of Pelham Manor on the so-called branch line. The station replaced an earlier wooden structure and stood at the end of the Esplanade at track level along the train tracks that now serve Amtrack and freight trains. The station was razed in the mid-1950s to make way for I-95 (the New England Thruway).

I have posted a few pictures of the station to the Historic Pelham Blog in the past. See:
Friday, June 8, 2007: Photographs of Pelham Manor Station and the City Island Station on the Branch Line Published in 1916.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007: Photograph of Pelham Manor Station on the Branch Line Published in 1908.

The Library of Congress has in its collections what appear to be two wonderful "studies" of the station prepared by Cass Gilbert as he designed the structure. One of them is particularly intriguing because it shows two views of the station and was drawn on the verso of a "used bridge whist score card". Both studies were created in about 1907.

Sadly, it appears that high resolution digital copies of the studies are not available in the online digital collections of the Library of Congress. All that is available are two so-called "thumbnail" images showing the studies. Below are the two thumbnails, each followed by a link to the pertinent bibliographic data Web page on the Library of Congress Web site.

The bibliographic data for the studies immediately above may be viewed by clicking here.

The bibliographic data for the studies immediately above may be viewed by clicking here.

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