The Railroad Station in Scranton, PA (1910)

Scranton, the largest city in northeast Pennsylvania, became an important center of the coal-mining and steel-making industries in the 19th century.,_Pennsylvania

Vast quantities of coal from the Anthracite Region were shipped from Scranton or used in the iron and steel works in the city.

Scranton was served by canals and, later, by a series of railroads (which were merged and combined over many years.)

By 1910, the “D. L. & W. Railroad”, the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad, reached New York City and all other metropolitan regions through routes through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and central New York.,_Lackawanna_and_Western_Railroad

Travelers arrived or departed Scranton from the D. L. & W. Station.

This ornate building, in the French Renaissance stye, was abandoned by 1970.

Fortunately, the structure was repurposed as a hotel- preserving many of the unique architectural and decorative features of the Station.

This postcard photograph of the interior of the Station in Scranton was printed sometime around 1910 -the publisher is not identified.

It is likely that the photograph was made and printed locally, in Scranton.

On the reverse, an inscription suggests that Cousin Austin presented the postcard to Hampton.

I believe that this is Hampton Pullis, of northern New Jersey – as I have a number of postcards addressed to him that were sold by the same dealers in old paper.


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