Church Street Station, 2013
Church Street Station
Church Street Station, located at 127 West Church Street in Orlando, Florida. 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.
Original color digital image, 2007.
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Central Florida Railroad Depots Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 color digital image
Church Street Station, Downtown Orlando, Florida
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Dr. Connie L. Lester's American Economic History Undergraduate Class, Spring 2014
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