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Bradenton in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bradenton Depot

 
 
Bradenton Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 14, 2014
1. Bradenton Depot Marker
Inscription. The Atlantic Coastline Railroad Company Passenger and Freight Depot Bradentown Florida, built c. 1925, became the Bradenton Depot when Bradentown dropped the w from its name. The historical significance on local and state levels was tremendous as its completion created a terminus of rail, road and water travel in Southwest Florida, connecting freight shipments from the piers on the Manatee River and shipping of agricultural products north, along with bringing passengers and tourists south during the expansion boom. The depot served the area from the time of the economic boom, through the depression, up to and including the great Florida growth period. Its era of significance was from 1925 to 1952. The 9,000-square-foot Mission/Spanish Colonial Style Revival building was constructed at a cost of approximately $80,000 and still stands on its original location. The building fell into disrepair in the 1990s, with the roof falling in and facing condemnation. It was purchased by Daniel B. Pope, M.D., of Bradenton. With a great love of railroad tradition, he brought the depot back to its original glory with red tiled roof, and white stucco trimmed in red brick.
 
Erected 2004 by Bradenton Investment Company and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-500.)
 
Location.
Wide view of the Bradenton Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 14, 2014
2. Wide view of the Bradenton Depot Marker
27° 29.725′ N, 82° 34.027′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is on Manatee Avenue West (Florida Route 64) 0.1 miles west of 3rd Street West, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 426 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton FL 34205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Adams Cemetery (approx. mile away); Courthouse Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bealls Centennial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Florida Highway Patrol School (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Carnegie Library (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton (approx. half a mile away); The Town of Manatee (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Bradenton.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Bradenton Depot (1925) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 14, 2014
3. Bradenton Depot (1925)
The modern view of the Atlantic Coast Line depot which has been restored and repurposed for medical offices.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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