Flowerfield station

Flowerfield
LocationParkside Drive
St. James, New York
Coordinates40°53′50″N 73°8′35″W / 40.89722°N 73.14306°W / 40.89722; -73.14306Coordinates: 40°53′50″N 73°8′35″W / 40.89722°N 73.14306°W / 40.89722; -73.14306
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Other information
Station codeNone
Fare zone10
History
Opened1910
Closed1958
Services
None
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Former services
St. James   Port Jefferson Branch   Stony Brook

Flowerfield was a former station along the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in Saint James, New York. The station opened in 1910 on a 1,000-acre (400 ha) parcel purchased by John Lewis Childs to grow plants and seeds, which was later acquired by the Gyrodyne Company of America. The second floor of the station even had a small greenhouse. The station closed in 1958.[1][2]

Reopening the Flowerfield station, along with a closure of the St. James station, was proposed in the mid-1990s as part of a plan to redevelop the Gyrodyne site.[2]

References[]

  1. ^ Zeil, Ron; Wettereau, Richard (1988). Victorian Railroad Stations of Long Island. Bridgehampton: Sunrise Special. p. 159. OCLC 19319353.
  2. ^ a b Jaleshgar, Ramin P. (November 10, 1996). "Plan for an Access Road Upsets Stony Brook". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-11-24.

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