Quakertown Trolley Barn

Pen & Ink… illustrating the Quakertown Traction Company (QTC), East Broad Street Powerhouse & Trolley Barn, built 1897. This short line rail system ran down the center of Broad Street terminating westbound at Main Street. A bridge crossing over the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad right-of-way, between N. 3rd Street and Belmont Avenue, connected the East and West segments. (Those bridge abutments still exist.) Northbound, the track followed Hellertown Avenue to a terminus in Richlandtown. The Quakertown Traction Company laid track from Main Street, Quakertown, extending South to Perkasie in 1898, before leasing the Quakertown / Perkasie right-of-way to the Lehigh Valley Transit Company (LVT). The QTC was fully absorbed by the LVT Co. in 1915. The impressive, granite facade of this mostly brick structure, was likely designed by prolific Lansdale architect, Milton Bean. This solid, Quakertown Traction Company Trolley Barn landmark, structurally rehabilitated, converted to retail use, stands and has been repurposed and given new life as the “Trolley Barn Public Market” in the early 2020s .
The QNB Series

Size of Painting: 14" x 17" ... a giclee print is 10x12" on 11x14" paper.

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