Did you know that The Borough of Tenafly’s Mayor, Council, and the Tenafly Transportation Committee are reviewing NJ Transit plans to provide passenger service on the Northern Branch Corridor? This will impact the Tenafly Railroad Station and several other historical buildings in Tenafly.
The Tenafly Railroad Station was built in 1872 with the cost being paid in thirds by George Huyler, Northern Railroad of New Jersey, and the local residents. The cost wasn’t too much of a drain on the local population. Tenafly was becoming home to many wealthy people. This building, considered too be High Victorian Gothic, was designed by Daniel Topping Atwood. It was finished in 1874 and began servicing the passenger trains and trolleys that transported Tenafly from a farming community to commuter suburb of New York City.
The Borough of Tenafly bought the Tenafly Railroad Station building in1962/1963 when commuter services ended. During the following years it has housed varies retail businesses. Today it is a café.
In 1994, Tenafly and the New Jersey Historic Trust shared in the cost of restoring this beautiful old building which is now in the National and State Registers of Historic Places and Historic American Buildings Survey.
The marker, pictured above, for the Tenafly Railroad Station is a part of a series that was done by the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society.
For more information pertaining to the NJ Transit proposal and how it will change Tenafly and the surrounding towns go to Tenaflynj website.
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