From: Jim Dent jdent1 AT optonline DOT net
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 00:42:57 -0500
Subject: Fw: (rshsdepot) Ft Wayne, IN
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Gene Paoli sent me some shots of the Paoli. PA structures as well as the Ft
Wayne, IN depot. Here they are for your enjoyment.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Paoli" To: The 1867 Paoli station was designed by the Wilson brothers of Phila, the
outbound shelter is extant) prior to its existance, the old 1768 Paoli
tavern (named for General Paoli, since demolished) was the station, only
700yards east of the Green Tree tavern, the end of the line for the P&C
for quite some time. The 1942 station and express office, which I was a
ticket agent for a few months, was designed by Raymond Loewy with Lester D.
Claude Ticky. The Paoli tower (which lost its 2nd story bay after it was
struck in a wreck) is a standard Wilson Bros design found also at several
locations such as Bryn Mawr, Princeton, NJ (demolished) etc. The section
house was designed by William Holmes Cookman. The Power/Transmission
Building was designed by United Engineers and Contractors of Phila during
electrification. The concrete equipment and guard shelter were designed
by William (Stone) Brown's famous engineering dept and copied by the B&O,
C&O and the CNJ. (the real reason behind these concrete structures was
actually Dupont, of Delaware. You can see Duponts concrete experiments
across the street from Montcanin station in Delaware).