Downtown Orlando Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station Postcard
ACL Railway Station, Orlando Postcard
A postcard featuring the Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Railway Company station, located at 127 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in the early 20th century. The station was first constructed in 1880, connecting Orlando to Sanford. After the railroad was bought up by the Plant System in 1883 from the South Florida Railroad, it was extended to Tampa. This brought a large boom to Orlando's economy shipping cattle and lumber, but chiefly citrus. By 1926, the depot was becoming too small for the volume of trade going through, so the depot was moved south to what is today the Amtrak Station. This depot became run down until the mid-1970s, when Church Street Station opened up around the depot and stayed open until the early 2000s. Now, the station is used as a stop along the Sunrail Tram system.
Hand colord photographic postcard of the Atlantic Coast Line Depot, Orlando, Fla. published by the H. and W.B. Drew Co. depicting the station as it appeared in the early 20th century.
Original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard: "Atlantic Coast Line Depot, Orlando, Fla." H. and W. B. Drew Company, Orlando, Florida: Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
H. and W. B. Drew Company
Digital reproduction of original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard: "Atlantic Coast Line Depot, Orlando, Fla." H. and W. B. Drew Company, Orlando, Florida: Tag number DP0004813, Central Florida Memory.
Is Format Of
Original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard: "Atlantic Coast Line Depot, Orlando, Fla." H. and W. B. Drew Company, Orlando, Florida.
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Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
9 x 14 centimeter color postcard
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company Station, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Originally published by the H. and W. B. Drew Company.
Copyright to this resource is held by University of Central Florida's Special Collections & University Archives and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
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The Atlantic Coast Line Depot, Orlando, Fla.
Still Image Item Type Metadata
1 color postcard
9 x 14 centimeters