Tenafly, New Jersey’s Railroad – Then and Now

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. 

  Want to know your home value? Contact Tami Rapaport’s Team 

 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
130 Dean Drive
Tenafly, NJ. 07670 

 Email: Tami@TamiRapaport.com


About tamirapaport

I have been a Tenafly Realtor for many years and continue to offer excellent service for my friends and clients. I have been fortunate to be the only realtor to achive Platinum Level Sales Award for 8 years in a row! (NJAR Circle of Excellence 2002-2009) and in 2008, I ranked #3 out of 3,900 Coldwell Banker agents throughout the entire state of New Jersey! I love my job and my committment shows. I am also a member of Coldwell Banker International President's Premier, the top 1% worldwide of the heighest sales ranking within the company. Awards are great recognition, but my clients will tell you I get the job done! I am multi-lingual and speak fluent Hebrew as well as English.
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