Several train stations currently operated by Metro-North are on the National Register of Historic Places, and Chappaqua is one example on the Harlem Line. The station building was built for the New York Central in 1902, and was designed by Charles Reed… a name you might be familiar with. Reed formed an architecture firm with Allen Stem, called (surprise!) Reed & Stem. That firm won the competition for the design of Grand Central Terminal. The station was restored in 2005 by Wank Adams Slavin Associates. It contains the original ticket booth, though Metro-North no longer uses it, a waiting room, and a small cafe.

Historical images of Chappaqua Station

When I started visiting stations I will admit that there were quite a few of them I was unfamiliar with, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Chappaqua, and the gorgeously restored wood in the station was quite a pleasant find. Enjoy the photos: and if you get a moment, be sure to visit this gem of a station, rich with history.

5 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    Nice pics! I’m a ticket seller on Metro North and this was one of my favorite places. Too bad it closed. I took pics in the office there a while ago though. I have a habit of bringing my camera to work. Nice site by the way.

  2. Joe says:

    Yea I have all my pics. Most of them are only in a photo album. I don’t know how to get them on here though. But you can always find me somewhere on the harlem or hudson lines, I just never know where I’ll be!

  3. vincent cassano says:

    Rode the line in the late ’50s to spend 2 weeks in Chappaqua. My parents delivered me from the Bronx to midtown where I met my uncle at his job.
    I loved that train ride.

    You did a wonderful job of documenting your project. Congratulations.
    Dawson, TX.

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