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The New York and Harlem Railroad first arrived in Scarsdale in the 1840s. The present Scarsdale Railroad Station was constructed in 1902 in the Tudor Revival style that was popular at the time, particularly in the Scarsdale area. The station was designed by Grant Nichols, the staff architect of the Harlem Division of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000, the station is now served by Metro-North Railroad, and is one of the busiest in Westchester County.


  • An early-20th century postcard of the Scarsdale Railroad Station.
  • Scarsdale Railroad Station in the early 20th century.
  • Scarsdale Railroad Station in 2003.
  • The present Scarsdale Railroad Station replaced this structure in 1902.

Running north from Manhattan, the New York and Harlem Railroad first reached Scarsdale in the 1840s. A station building was constructed on the west side of the railroad tracks. This building, a fairly simple wooden structure, was replaced by the present station in 1902. Designed by Grant Nichols, the staff architect of the Harlem Division of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, the present station building was designed in the Tudor Revival style that was commonly used in the construction of commercial and residential structures in Scarsdale. The skilled craftsmen who built the station used high-quality materials that have survived for over a century. The exterior of the building features a roof of blue-green ceramic tile. The interior still has its original ticket windows and waiting room benches, as well as a quarry-tile floor and glazed tile walls.

Originally, there were no raised platforms at the Scarsdale train station. This changed in the 1970s when a modernization project was completed that raised the platforms behind the station building. As a result, the west platform obscured a portion of the station building. Since 1983 the station has been served by Metro-North Railroad, and is one of the busiest in Westchester County. The Scarsdale Railroad Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Shaver, Peter D. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Scarsdale Railroad Station. August 30, 1999.

Williams, Gray. Picturing Our Past: National Register Sites in Westchester County. Elmsford, N.Y. Westchester County Historical Societyy, 2003.

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Westchester County Historical Society.

Westchester County Historical Society.

Westchester County Historical Society. Photo by Gray Williams.

Westchester County Historical Society.