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Historic Seaboard Train Station - St Pete
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 27° 46.019 W 082° 39.769
17R E 336144 N 3072498
Quick Description: Occupied by the St. Petersburg Clay Company.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/6/2007 6:25:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM2B3V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SCOTUS
Views: 184

Long Description:
In the late 1800's, the Orange Belt Railway was the first railroad to come into St. Petersburg. In 1914, Seaboard applied to the City of St. Petersburg to bring their railway into town but was met with heavy opposition by the existing railroad. The City put the measure to a referendum, which the voters of St. Petersburg unanimously passed. The Seaboard Coastline Freight Depot opened on Sept. 13, 1926 and served as a freight depot until 1967.

Upon closing, the Freight Depot was used for a variety of businesses, such as offices, a flea market, feed store, an import and antique business and a warehouse. In 1993, the City of St. Petersburg placed the Depot on the Local Historic Register. The Depot was built in the Masonry Vernacular style of architecture and is one of the last remaining examples of railroad architecture in Pinellas County.

In 2000, the Seaboard Partners LC was formed and purchased the Depot with the purpose of transforming it into the new home of St. Petersburg Clay Company, Inc. Renovations took two years and cost a little over $1,000,000.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
A local artist clay company operates studios and retail space inside and out.

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Seaboard Coastline Freight

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