Far Hills Station

Far Hills Station (HMB37)

Location: Far Hills, NJ 07931 Somerset County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.116', W 74° 38.021'

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Date 1914

— L.R. Simpson, Architect —

Far Hills Station was built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in 1914 and was designed by a staff architect, L.R. Simpson. Simpson was an assistant to Frank J. Nies, a prolific architect for the railroad, who designed most of the stations in the D. L. & W.'s system. The station is exemplary of the Renaissance Revival style and has round arch window frames and surrounds, a central eytebrow dormer and a Spanish tile roof. A notable detail of Far Hills Station is the glazed green tiles set in a geometric pattern in the poured concrete walls. The station is nearly identical to the earlier Morris Plains Station, yet is constructed of reinforced concrete rather than brick. The material used for Far Hills Station was reinforced concrete due to the large scale use of this durable and versatile substance on grade crossing elimination projects being built at the time on the D. L. & W. Far Hills Station is located on the NJ Transit's Gladstone Branch which was originally chartered in 1865 as the Passaic Valley & Peapack Railroad. The name was changed to the New Jersey West Line in 1870, and on October 19, 1878, the line was acquired by the D. L. & W. and renamed the Passaic & Delaware Railroad. The P. & D. was extended from Bernardsville to Gladstone on April 17, 1890 after which most of the station buldings along the line were built. Electrified train service reached Somerset County in 1931. Far Hills Station was listed on both the State and national Register of Historic Places in 1984. Photo: John Williver Collection
HM NumberHMB37
Placed ByNJ Transit
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 530953 N 4503884
Decimal Degrees40.68526667, -74.63368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.116', W 74° 38.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 6.96" N, 74° 38' 1.26" W
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Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 County Rd 512, Far Hills NJ 07931, US
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