Erie Depot, Middletown

One of Orange County’s renovated train stations


erie depot middletownMiddletown's Erie Depot is now home to the city's Thrall Library
Photograph by Celeste Van Fleet

Early last year it was announced that the old O&W station in Middletown might finally be renovated and turned into a health clinic. This grand 1892 building, designed by renowned architect Bradford Lee Gilbert, was once the O&W headquarters, as well as a major economic engine for Middletown.

But another one of the city’s old stations — the 1896 Romanesque Revival Erie Depot — had already undergone a remarkable transformation of its own. While it actually served as a train station all the way up until 1983, it sat vacant for almost a decade before plans were hatched to turn it into the new Thrall Public Library, which opened in 1995 after a $5.3 million renovation.

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