Avon Park Seaboard Air Line Depot


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Avon Park Seaboard Air Line Depot

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Avon Park SCL Depot


Avon Park (Fla.)


The Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL) Depot, located at 3 North Museum Avenue in Avon Park, Florida, was built in 1924 after the company acquired the right of way in Avon Park. The station primarily carried freight, including consumer goods shipped to Avon Park and citrus that was exported from the town. It also carried passengers, including tourists from the North on the famous Orange Blossom Express that went from New York to Miami. The line also carried soldiers and their families during World War II.

In 1967, SAL merged with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) to form the the depot became the Seaboard Coast Line (SCL). After this SCL Depot was closed in 1978, it was purchased by the City of Avon Park. It was then leased by the Historical Society of Avon Park and has operated as a museum since 1981. It is located in the Avon Park Historic District which was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1990.


Original black and white photograph, 1924: Railroad Collection, Avon Park Depot Museum, Avon Park, Florida.

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Simons, Nicholas

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Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph, 1924.

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Railroad Collection, Avon Park Depot Museum, Avon Park, Florida.
Central Florida Railroad Depots Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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Avon Park Seaboard Air Line Depot, Avon Park, Florida

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Copyright to this resource is held by Avon Park Historical Society and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

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


Simons, Nicholas
Cepero, Laura

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External Reference

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