Adams station (New York Central Railroad)

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Adams is a former train station at 10 Pleasant Street in Adams, Massachusetts. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_0

Built in 1899, it served as the town's principal rail station on the North Adams Branch of the Boston and Albany Railroad until the mid-20th century. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_1

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. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_2

The former station is currently the home of a sports bar and restaurant. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_3

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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. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_4

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. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_5

The passenger station is a single story brick building with a shallow hip roof with very deep eaves that are supported by large brackets. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_6

Its doors and windows are all round-arched. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_7

The baggage house is a more utilitarian wood frame structure, with a gabled roof and clapboarded exterior. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_8

The Pittsfield and North Adams Railroad inaugurated service through Adams in 1845-46. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_9

The present buildings were built by that railroad between 1889 and 1894. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_10

The railroad was eventually folded into the Boston and Albany Railroad, which continued operations through the mid-20th century. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_11

The New York Central Railroad leased the B&A lines and it operated the Berkshire Hills Express and other trains between North Adams and New York City through Adams. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_12

The passenger depot has been adaptively reused as a commercial space. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_13

The tracks have been removed; the space previously occupied by track has been paved and converted into a pedestrian walk. Adams station (New York Central Railroad)_sentence_14

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