Avon Park Depot Museum

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Title

Avon Park Depot Museum

Alternative Title

Avon Park Depot Museum

Subject

Avon Park (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida
Museums--Florida

Description

The Seaboard Air Line (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.

Creator

Simons, Nicholas

Source

Original color digital image by Nicholas Simons, March 13, 2014.

Date Created

2014-03-13

Contributor

Simons, Nicholas

Is Part Of

Central Florida Railroad Depots Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

273 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Avon Park Depot Museum, Avon Park, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Nicholas Simons 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

Simons, Nicholas
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Depot." Historical Society of Avon Park. http://hsaponline.net/avon_park_historical_society_003.htm.
"The Depot Museum." DowntownAvonPark.com. http://downtownavonpark.com/the-depot-museum/.
"Avon Park Depot Museum." Highlands County: Experience Authentic Florida. http://www.visithighlandscounty.com/destinations/avon-park-museum.
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.
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.
"Our Evolution and History: CSX." CSX http://www.csx.com/index.cfm/about-csx/our-evolution-and-history/interactive-timeline/.
"The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Standard Railroad of the South." The American Railroads: A Long and Storied History. http://www.american-rails.com/atlantic-coast-line.html.
"The Seaboard Air Line Railroad, Through The Heart Of The South." American-Rails.com. http://www.american-rails.com/seaboard-air-line.html.

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