Adams station (New York Central Railroad)
Adams is a former train station at 10 Pleasant Street in Adams, Massachusetts.
The surviving buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 as the Pittsfield & North Adams Passenger Station and Baggage & Express House.
The former station is currently the home of a sports bar and restaurant.
Description and history
The former Pittsfield & North Adams Passenger Station and Baggage & Express House stand just east of Adams' central business district, on the west side of Pleasant Street opposite its junction with Spring Street.
The two buildings are oriented with respect to the former railroad right of way (now the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail), which runs at an angle to Pleasant Street.
The passenger station is a single story brick building with a shallow hip roof with very deep eaves that are supported by large brackets.
Its doors and windows are all round-arched.
The baggage house is a more utilitarian wood frame structure, with a gabled roof and clapboarded exterior.
The Pittsfield and North Adams Railroad inaugurated service through Adams in 1845-46.
The present buildings were built by that railroad between 1889 and 1894.
The railroad was eventually folded into the Boston and Albany Railroad, which continued operations through the mid-20th century.
The passenger depot has been adaptively reused as a commercial space.
The tracks have been removed; the space previously occupied by track has been paved and converted into a pedestrian walk.
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