Murray Hill Station 2

Murray Hill has HISTORY

The Murray Hill train station (in Murray Hill, which is still part of New Providence) most likely opened around 1872, along with the rest of the New Jersey West rail line.

According to the arsenal of historic maps I’ve collected, the station was called Murray Hill probably as soon as it opened in 1872, but definitely by 1879.

Murray Hill Train Station... sometime in the early 1900s, I presume?

HOWEVER: this is not the original station.

The current Murray Hill train station, pictured in both of these photos, was built in the early 1900s, “a short distance west of the original station.”

Just remember: when people say “they don’t make ’em like they used to,” be glad that’s the case—the original structure only lasted 30 years or so!

 
 

Vintage photo and quote from:

Gonczlik, J. & Coddington, J. (1998). Images of America: New Providence. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC.

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