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Pennsylvania Railroad, Harrisburg Station & Trainshed, Market & South Fourth Streets, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA

Pennsylvania Railroad, Harrisburg Station & Trainshed, Market & South Fourth Streets, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA

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Summary

Significance: When this train station was constructed, Harrisburg was a major railroad center, located at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains. The train sheds are particularly significant. When constructed, they were among the largest train sheds of the period and, presently, they are among the few train sheds in existence. The Fink roof truss is perhaps even more rare, particularly with the use of wooden members in conjunction with steel.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-21
Survey number: HAER PA-85
Building/structure dates: 1885- 1887 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1896 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1902 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1904 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1910-1912 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: before 1937 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1949 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 75001638

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Penn Central Transportation Company
Fink, Albert
Yearby, Jean P, historian
Hambright, F Harlan, photographer
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Location

Harrisburg40.23170, -76.83165
Google Map of 40.2317042, -76.8316535
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