LINDENHURST

 


Lindenhurst Station view SE c.1910 (Keller)

LINDENHURST STATION HISTORY:

SSRR service began on 10/28/1867 as Wellwood. The original two story wooden depot with front verandah-style covered platform and porte-cochere at rear was built on the south side of the tracks and east of Wellwood Ave.; renamed "Breslau" in 1869.

2nd depot privately built 25 feet north of original depot site (across tracks on north side of the tracks.) The two story wooden depot had agent's living quarters upstairs and the post office at street level. It was opened in time for the June 6th, 1870 festivities for land sale and development of Breslau. SSRR gave a terrible performance at the festivities and received such scathing reviews from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle that it's believed the offer to give the SSRR the depot was cancelled and moved off-site within a few months to become a much-needed school which opened on 12/12/1870, but was found to be too small and "would be replaced soon" (Bayles, 1874).

This 2nd structure became a fire house. The original 1867 depot remained in service on its original site. Church services were held there on Sundays ("South Side Signal" of 12/7/1870 - courtesy of Art Huneke).

Station name changed to "Lindenhurst": 1891 with the ticket bay extended the full width of the verandah-style platform. The depot was destroyed by fire on 1/22/1901. Temporary quarters established in Pearsall's Barber Shop and the freight house for several days until a combine car was placed on siding serving as ticket office and waiting room.

3rd depot built on south side of tracks, slightly east of the former depot and placed in svc: 3/23/1901. The ticket bay window was enlarged. The depot and shelter shed across from this depot moved further east: c. 1926 (Bob Emery) to be joined with freight/express house which had been shortened by 1/2 its original length. The depot was remodeled and ticket bay window removed. Donated to the Lindenhurst Historical Society by the LIRR in 1967, but remained in use until 10/25/1968 when the depot was closed due to the grade elimination project and moved to nearby Irmisch Park.

The freight house was separated from the depot and both structures restored to two, separate structures, although not of the original configuration and size. The original sized bay window restored, beginning 1971. The current site is a Village of Lindenhurst Museum. Temporary station in svc: 10/25/68 on account of the grade crossing elimination project. Elevated structure in svc: 8/7/73. Agency closed: 8/19/2009 Research: Dave Keller

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SSRR Lindenhurst Station - View SE 1891 Archive: Dave Keller

 

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 SSRR Lindenhurst Station Conductor Burchill, Trainman Lawrence View W - 1897 Photo: Skip Meinhard Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst Station View S c.1901
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Lindenhurst Station View S c.1901+ Archive: Dave Morrison
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Lindenhurst Station View E c.1907 Archive: Dave Morrison
Note: Mail marker post. 
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Lindenhurst Station and Express House - View SE 1905
Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst View SE 1906 Collection: SUNY Stony Brook-Emery
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Lindenhurst Station - View E  1907
Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst Station  1907 Archive: Art Huneke

 

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Lindenhurst Station  - Close-up of sign 1907
Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst Station - Rear view NE c.1910
Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst Station  View E c.1910 Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst Station View SW c.1925 (Osborne-Huneke)
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Lindenhurst Station zoom View SW c.1925 (Osborne-Huneke)
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Lindenhurst Station - Shelter zoom View W c.1925 (Osborne-Huneke)
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Lindenhurst Station - View W c.1940 Siding to LI Reliable Fuel Co. coal yard Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst View N E 8/1958  
Collection: SUNY Stony Brook-Emery
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Emery Lindenhurst Station detail 8/1958
Collection: SUNY Stony Brook-Emery
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Emery map MP33-34 Lindenhurst  8/1958
Archive: Dave Keller
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Transformation of the Lindenhurst 1901 Station Floor Plan
Design/Research: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst Station -  View SE 1952 Photo: Dick Wetterau and 
Richard Viken  Archive: Queensborough Public Library Jamaica
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Lindenhurst Station Combined Freight-Express House 1966 
Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst Station Combined Freight-Express House rear NW view   Winter 1967 Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst Station Combined Freight-Express House 
Pending removal 1968 Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst Station and Freight Depot - Irmisch Park 1971 
Archive: Dave Keller
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Lindenhurst Station and Freight Depot - Irmisch Park 1971  Archive: Dave Keller
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LIRR 1966 Lindenhurst Map #33
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Lindenhurst Station view SE January 1968; work just starting on temp. station facilities for elevation. Archive: Brad Phillips
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Lindenhurst Station view E  January 1968; work just starting on temp. station facilities for elevation Archive: Brad Phillips
Poster on the station platform is for the movie Camelot which came out on March 14, 1967. In the background of the view looking east we see construction underway for the grade elimination project. The depot was closed on 10/25/68 as a result of the elimination.. Research: Dave Keller

Ticket Lindenhurst to Babylon 1/2 fare 3/07/64
Archive: Brad Phillips

Ticket Lindenhurst to Babylon 1/2 fare Reverse 3/07/64
Archive: Brad Phillips
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Lindenhurst aerial photo View W from above School Street c.1973 Photo: Jim Mooney (possible) Archive: Dave Morrison
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Lindenhurst Station Museum - Irmisch Park 2018 Photos/Archive: Dave Morrison