Rundown Church Street Station

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Title

Rundown Church Street Station

Alternative Title

Rundown Church Street Station

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida

Description

The Old Orlando Railroad Depot, located at 127 West Church Street in Orlando, Florida, in the 1970s. 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. The 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.

Source

Digital reproduction of original 7 x 10 inch black and white photograph: Prints Collection, call number PR13725, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.

Date Created

1970-1979

Contributor

Owen, Christopher

Has Format

Original 7 x 10 inch black and white photograph: Prints Collection, call number PR13725, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 7 x 10 inch black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Prints Collection, call number PR13725, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.
Central Florida Railroad Depots Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

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Extent

31.8 KB

Medium

7 x 10 inch black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Church Street Station, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the State Library and Archives of Florida and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Connie L. Lester's American Economic History Undergraduate Class, Spring 2014

Curator

Covington, Adrian
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Mulligan, Michael. Railroad Depots of Central Florida. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008.
Turner, Gregg M. A Journey into Florida Railroad History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.
Turner, Gregg M. A Short History of Florida Railroads. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.
Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.
"Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
Murdock, R. Ken. Outline History of Central Florida Railroads. Winter Garden, Fla: Central Florida Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 1997.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 25: The Railways of Central Florida." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2477.

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