The former site of the Robbinsville Railroad Depot, a freight and passenger station, was demolished Nov. 18.
According to a history of the building written in 2018 by Janet Van Nest, the site was established by William Tindall and family and saw arrivals and departures on horse-drawn coaches until the proliferation of the steam engine. The Camden and Amboy train stimulated growth upon its completion in 1932—farmers were able to ship goods to Philadelphia and New York by way of Camden, Perth Amboy and other stops along the way. In addition to the building, which faced Main Street, the yard housed a weigh station, hay press, ticket office and more.
Mayor Dave Fried said in a Facebook post that mold and structural issues made the building “uninhabitable.” There is nothing planned for the site of the building, though a small pad site to the right of the space has been approved.