Spencerport Trolley Station

Mom and I went to see the outside of the Spencerport Trolley Station – the trolley station that was turned into a home, and recently moved by Matthews House Movers to a site in Spencerport along the Erie Canal, and turned back into a Trolley Station. The really cool thing about this, other than an historic building being restored, is it was all done by volunteers, and with grants. Here’s the side you see as you walk along the Erie Canal towpath:
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And here’s the other side as viewed from the parking lot: 15Oct2006 035

The bottom floor was added so the building could sit into the bank along the canal. And here’s the only original window left – the ticket window: 15Oct2006 036

The “eyebrow” window above the ticket window is brand new. I don’t know the function of an eyebrow window, except to let in more light, do you?

This building is going to be used as part of the Ogden Farmer’s Library. along with a bathroom and shower stop for canal travellers. This part of the Ogden llibrary will be an old-fashioned library, i.e. a library where you have to have a paper library card to show kids what it used to be like to check out a book.  It will still have wireless computers, though. This building is still being worked on as evidenced by the wood and other equipment outside. But I think they’re doing a beautiful job!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan Gets Native
    Oct 26, 2006 @ 22:43:45

    Eyebrow windows exist to make you raise your eyebrows and wonder what they are for.

    😉

    Reply

  2. Pam
    Oct 27, 2006 @ 09:38:28

    LOL!! Susan, you never cease to make me laugh out loud!

    Reply

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