Pere Marquette Railroad Depot
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The D Zone
N 44° 52.716 W 085° 16.636
16T E 636064 N 4970908
Quick Description: The Pere Marquette Rail Road Depot is on the west side of Torch Lake Drive in Alden, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 3/17/2012 2:43:57 PM
Waymark Code: WME0GX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Scook
Views: 7

Long Description:
In 1891-92 the Chicago and West Michigan Railway, percursor to the Pere Marquette Railroad, extended the line between Traverse City and Petosky through Spencer Creek. William Alden Smith, the railway's general counsel, advocated the line through Spencer Creek, and in 1891 the town renamed Alden in his honor. Its location aided travel and shipping between Chicago and Petosky, supporting agriculture, lumbering and eventually tourism. The Pere Marquette built this depot in 1907 to replace one that burned in 1906. Northern Michigan newspapers called it the railroad's finest depot north of Grand Rapids. In 1981 the last train left Alden. Helena Township acquired the depot in 1986.
Description:
In 1891-92 the Chicago and West Michigan Railway, percursor to the Pere Marquette Railroad, extended the line between Traverse City and Petosky through Spencer Creek. William Alden Smith, the railway's general counsel, advocated the line through Spencer Creek, and in 1891 the town renamed Alden in his honor. Its location aided travel and shipping between Chicago and Petosky, supporting agriculture, lumbering and eventually tourism. The Pere Marquette built this depot in 1907 to replace one that burned in 1906. Northern Michigan newspapers called it the railroad's finest depot north of Grand Rapids. In 1981 the last train left Alden. Helena Township acquired the depot in 1986.


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Registered Site #: L1429

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