Carrollton Station: Building the Barn

The neutral ground began to get its transformation with tracks being laid on Carrollton Avenue while the ten track streetcar barn one block off Carrollton Avenue surround by Dublin, Jeanette and Willow Street was constructed. The Berlin Iron Bridge Company of Berlin, Connecticut led the job of building the $25,000 car barn.

The new 33,920 square feet Carrollton Barn was configured with iron sides and a slate roof that was supported by steel trusses. The barn also included a store, oil house, wood working, paint shops, electric machinery room, and a blacksmith.

Courtesy of James Guilbeau, for more information checkout his book The Saint Charles Streetcar: or the history of The New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad.

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