Tower Hill Railway Station (abandoned) – Staten Island NY

Description

The elevated Tower Hill railway station was constructed during the mid-1930s as one link in a massive grade separation project along what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway). The structure opened Feb. 1937. Long since abandoned, the station—which is located between Sharpe and Treadwell Avenues—still stands.

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $1.46 million grant for the $6 million grade crossing elimination project, which included work elsewhere in Staten Island and even in Manhattan. PWA Docket No. NY 4926.

Source notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Hill_(Staten_Island_Railway_station) (accessed Mar. 2018)

Gary Owen’s S.I.R.T. North Shore Line Page: http://gretschviking.net/GOSIRTNorthShore.htm (accessed Mar. 2018)

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 22.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: "Opens S.I. Viaduct; Longest in Nation," Feb. 26, 1937.
The New York Times: "Staten Island Opens Mile-Long Viaduct: Thirty-four Grade Crossings Are Eliminated," Feb. 26, 1937.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 6, 2018.

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Location Info


Sharpe Ave. and Grove Ave.
Staten Island, NY

Location notes: Structure is west of intersection, between Sharpe and Treadwell Aves.

Coordinates: 40.638683, -74.137345

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