Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ampere Lackawanna Station Area, 1915/16/21/22

Photos courtesy of Steamtown NHS (National Historic Site) Archives

                     Above: looking north on North 18th Street across intersection of 18th Street,                                                                        Springdale Avenue, and the railroad

                                Below: looking NW across Springdale Avenue intersection

      Above and below: looking east on Springdale Avenue toward Newark, Crocker-Wheeler to right, Hotel                                                                      Ampere to left

Above: looking southeast, Crocker-Wheeler on left, Ward Bakery in distant center with tall smoke stack

Below: advertising photos circa 1920; view is looking east with Ampere Station and Crocker-Wheeler in background

Below: Ampere Station with the newly  Ward's Bakery in background

Above: Hotel Ampere at corner of Springdale Avenue and Division Streeet

Below: looking NW along railroad toward Springdale Avenue with firehouse at intersecton of railroad and Springdale Avenue
             Below: left side, looking SE on Ampere Plaza; right side, looking south on Centerway street
Below: the above building on a 1911 map

                        Above: looking NW with Crocker-Wheeler on right and Ampere Station on left

                                                            Below: looking SE

                                                           Above and below: looking SE

Above: looking SE across Springdale Avenue

Below: Firehouse #4 at intersection of railroad and Springdale Ave. This building was moved a few hundred feet and eventually became the Ampere Library

Below: looking NW toward the Springdale Avenue intersection

Above and below: looking N at area between 4th Avenue and Springdale Avenue

Above: old station (1890-circa 1905)

below: new station (circa 1905-1921)

                                                          Below: detail from photo above

                                   Below: postcard photo, may be a little older than above photo

Above and below: looking NE across 4th Avenue toward Post Office

Above: 1/25/1922, looking NW on Springdale Avenue

Below: 1/25/1922, looking SE across Springdale Avenue, firehouse on left, roof of Crocker and Wheeler in background


  1. Amazing pictures! Sabloff's candy store. Butterfingers 5 cents. On the right a rack of comics. Donald Duck and Capt. Marvel 10 cents. A counter for soda. The top window I remember of VJ day a lady throwing out confetti. Bills ice cream store accross the street a Hersey's cone for 5cents.

  2. Thanks for sharing these pictures. I lived on Ellington Street and remember visiting the station as a kid to watch the trains.