RECYCLING HISTORIC RAILROAD STATIONS: A TECHNICAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE CITIZEN'S MANUAL

This report provides detailed documentation, analysis and evaluation of eight historic and architecturally significant railroad stations which have been adaptively reused and recycled for transportation and other community uses. Over 20,000 vacant or underutilized railroad stations represent a vast potential for economically viable adaptive reuse projects. This report is a companion to the manual Recycling Historic Railroad Stations: A Citizen's Manual and is intended as a technical supplement to the manual. This report is for use by preservationists, architects, developers, planners, government officials and citizen groups who are seriously interested in undertaking railroad station recycling in their own communities. A case study approach is used to present the technical information on the eight reuse examples. Data was collected through a series of extensive on-site visits and interviews with project participants and local officials. Four major areas of study are developed in the report: architectural and rehabilitation design analysis; market and financial strategies; transportation planning; urban revitalization and community participation. The report emphasizes the economic feasibility of adaptive reuse of historic stations while raising issues which must be resolved during the reuse process and posing possible solutions to these issues as they apply to a particular type of project. Potential for inclusion of intermodal transportation centers in recycled stations is also addressed. The report offers many lessons in successful station reuse, including the need for sound financing, sensitive rehabilitation, and local support.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This Report is also entitled "Reuse of Historically and Architecturally Significant Railroad Stations for Transportation and other Community Needs: Documentation, Analysis, and Evaluation."
  • Corporate Authors:

    Anderson Notter Finegold, Incorporated

    77 North Washington Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02114

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Environment and Safety, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Weber, M B
    • McGinley, P J
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196542
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OST-77-002
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM