Ampere Station

Ampere Plaza and Whitney Pl., East Orange, New Jersey

Photos 

Ampere Railroad Station, New Jersey Transit Montclair Branch

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

Ampere Station was of the 53 NJ TRANSIT rail stations listed on the National Register...It was an excellent example of late 19th century railroad architecture as designed by the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad. Ampere Station precipitated the development of a community surrounding the station which was then named Ampere....played a significant role in the D. L. & W.'s pioneering efforts in the use of reinforced concrete for railroad use.The station is also significant for its historical associations with Francis B. Crocker and Schuyler S. Wheeler of the Crocker-Wheeler Company, pioneers in the early development of the application of electricity... -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS NJ-1212)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1984
Reference number
84002628
Architectural style
Victorian: Renaissance
Areas of significance
Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Rail-related
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1908
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4

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