Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Broad Street Station
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 46.)
Location. 37° 33.627′ N, 77° 27.983′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Broad Street 0.2 miles east of N Boulevard (Virginia Route 161), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Inner Line of Defence Memorial Bell Tower (approx. ¼ mile away); Stonewall Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Virginia Historical Society (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richmond Locomotive Works (approx. half a mile away); Maury (approx. half a mile away); Robinson House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . The web site for the Science Museum of Virginia includes a brief history. "Richmonders quickly took to what they came to call "Broad Street" Station, and over the next twenty-five years, the number of passengers and trains using it grew steadily. At its peak during World War II, the Station averaged fifty-seven trains a day. On April 22, 1943, a record 33,324 arriving or departing passengers passed through the Station." (Submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.