Sunday, February 22, 2015

Erie Railroad depot and hotel in Susquehanna, PA for sale

The 1863 Erie Railroad depot and hotel known as The Starrucca House located in Susquehanna, PA are for sale.   Susquehanna, PA is north of Scranton, near the NY border; south and east of Binghamton, NY.

Photo from Oaklands Real Estate web site.

The following description is from the web site: 

The Erie Railroad Station in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania was built by the Erie Railway (later reorganized as the Erie Railroad) in 1863. The three-story Gothic Revival structure included a large hotel, called Starrucca House, with rooms for 200 people and a 120 feet long dining room. Overall building size is 327 feet (100 m) length by 40 feet (12 m) width. The railroad converted the hotel into offices and sleeping quarters for railroad personnel c. 1903. Alterations were made to the building in 1913 and 1917. The Erie Railroad merged into the Erie Lackawanna Railroad in 1960, which ended passenger train service over the former Erie Delaware Division through Susquehanna in 1966. All remaining passenger service on the former Lackawanna route via Scranton, PA, was discontinued on January 6, 1970. The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. 

This description is from the Oaklands Real Estate web site:

Once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the most unique properties in Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna Rail Depot aka the Starrucca House, built in 1863 by James P. Kirkwood for the Erie Rail Road, it was the epicenter for entertaining. This property is ripe for development, featuring 13,040 sq.ft. of space as well as railway accesses the property has endless opportunities. 

The real estate web site also has about 100 current photos of this property, mostly of the interior.