Former DLW station at East Stroudsburg burns 10/2009

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Former DLW station at East Stroudsburg burns 10/2009

Postby JDouglasFisher » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:55 pm

Folks,

Early this morning, around 2:30 AM, East Stroudsburg Fire Department responded to a call for the apparatus at Dansbury Depot, formerly a DL&W Station.

Below is a link to a video I shot during the fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE6sPTHPe30

Also, is a video regarding the aftermath, more or less a compilation of photos I took later in the morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztRoqBiFXAE

Hopefully, since she is on the National Register of Historic Places, she will be rebuilt.

Joe.
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Re: Former DLW station at East Stroudsburg burns

Postby Otto Vondrak » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:03 pm

Looks like a good save! Even with all the modifications, it was eligible for the Register?
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Re: Former DLW station at East Stroudsburg burns

Postby agvter » Mon May 31, 2010 1:20 am

Just last week I heard some sad news that the 1800's DL&W depot at East
Stroudsburg, is structurally unsafe and will have to be demolished. The
owner wants to rebuild the depot but it won't have the history and charm of
an 1800's depot that saw some many people with so many different stories
pass through it:-(

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Re: Former DLW station at East Stroudsburg burns

Postby Flange Man » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:38 pm

That is very sad news indeed. I thought the station was on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. It's too bad the new owner will not rebuild the station its original appearance.
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Re: Former DLW station at East Stroudsburg burns

Postby agvter » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:03 pm

I did not specifically say that he would not try to replicate the building he is going to try but, it would be very hard to do . What I was trying to say is that all the souls that passed through that station will be gone. As will the memories of all the Pacifics, Hudsons, Poconos, F's, E's, Baldwins and TrainMasters!
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Re: Former DLW station at East Stroudsburg burns

Postby agvter » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:22 pm

Someone was at a restaurant in Stroudsburg and was talking to the owner about Dansbury Depot. He told him that the story around town is that the owner got several hundred thousand less for his insurance settlement than he expected and that he wanted to rebuild. Supposedly the insurance company dinged him for not securing the building after the fire which in turn caused a lot of post-fire damage to the building, especially because of standing water that froze over the Winter, doing extensive foundation damage.

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Re: Former DLW station at East Stroudsburg burns

Postby Otto Vondrak » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:00 am

A sad story gets sadder... Thanks for keeping us updated, though.
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