Circa 1890This is believed to be one of the only remaining booths which were once common throughout early rail travel in New Jersey. Buildings such as this provided shelter, warmth, and minimal comforts for the Gate Keeper. These buildings, however, became obsolete with the advent of electrified rail crossings. This particular booth is said to have been located at the Shrewsbury Avenue rail crossing. Photo documentation substantiates this booth at the Monmouth Street crossing approximately fifty feet from its current location. The color scheme you see matches historic colors for the Red Bank station (future restoration project) and were also encountered during booth restoration.The Gate Keeper's Booth was restored by Preservation Red Bank through membership donations and a grant from the Monmouth County Historical Commission. Preservation Red Bank would also like to thank New Jersey Transit for their assistance and permission to return the Booth to its historical locale.
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 578587 N 4466862|
|Decimal Degrees||40.34861667, -74.07461667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 20.917', W 74° 4.477'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 20' 55.02" N, 74° 4' 28.62" W|
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|Area Code(s)||732, 908, 973|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 170-172 Monmouth St, Red Bank NJ 07701, US|
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