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Florida East Coast Railway Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 26° 27.775 W 080° 04.216
17R E 592680 N 2927285
Quick Description: This marker about the Florida East Coast Railway Station is located in Delray Beach.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2008 5:37:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM407R
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 74

Long Description:
Location: 200 NE First Street
County: Palm Beach
City: Delray Beach
Description: This 40' freight section is all that remains of the old railroad station constructed in 1896 by the Florida East Coast Railway Company. The station originally stood on the east side of the tracks, one block south of Atlantic Avenue. The original 100' long Stick style building contained ground level waiting rooms and a raised freight area. The station was expanded by 96 feet in the 1920s, and another addition was constructed in the 1940s. Passenger service was discontinued in the 1960s, and the station was scheduled for demolition. The passenger area was razed but public outcry to save the station stopped total destruction of the building. In 1968 the remaining freight section was split into two sections and moved. The 1920s portion was destroyed by fire in 1984, but the original 40' area of the 1896 station was moved and used for several years as an office and for storage at a nursery west of town. In 1994, this surviving section of the historic station was purchased by the Delray Beach Historical Society, which had the building moved to its present location and rehabilitated.
Marker Number: F-181

Date: 1987

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: A Florida Heritage Site, Sponsored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and Florida Department of State, Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State

Website: [Web Link]

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