OLDEST -- Brick Railroad Station in Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 28.668 W 084° 01.296
16R E 785936 N 3375503
Quick Description: The Lloyd Railroad Depot, also known as Bailey's Mill Station or Number Two Station, was built circa 1858 and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1974. The historic depot is now used as a U.S. Post Office.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2011 3:59:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMBW5C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
"The station, built in 1858, is the oldest brick station in Florida. It was given to the Jefferson County Historical Association in 1968 by the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. It has now been turned over to the Gulfwind Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society and is open when the site is included in historic Tour. The Lloyd Post Office and the Lloyd Volunteer Fire Department are located there. The station is at the intersection of Highways 59 and 158 in the community of Lloyd."

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"LLOYD RAILROAD DEPOT Jct. of Fl. 59 and Lester Lawrence Rd. c. 1858. Masonry Vernacular. 1 story, brick. Built by Pensacola and Georgia Railroad to provide cotton producing county access to Atlantic and Gulf coast seaports. Decline of use began with the boll weevil infestation and the growth of highway transportation. Private. N.R. 1973."

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Type of documentation of superlative status: Jefferson County website

Location of coordinates: Entrance to the railroad station (now the post office entrance)

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