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Delray Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Florida East Coast Railway Station

 
 
Florida East Coast Railway Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 13, 2016
1. Florida East Coast Railway Station Marker
Inscription. This 40 freight section is all that remains of the old railroad station constructed in 1896 by the Florida East Coast Railway Company. The station originally stood on the east side of the tracks, one block south of Atlantic Avenue. The original 100 long Stick style building contained ground level waiting rooms and a raised freight area. The station was expanded by 96 feet in the 1920s, and another addition was constructed in the 1940s. Passenger service was discontinued in the 1960s, and the station was scheduled for demolition. The passenger area was razed but public outcry to save the station stopped total destruction of the building. In 1968 the remaining freight section was split into two sections and moved. The 1920s portion was destroyed by fire in 1984, but the original 40 area of the 1896 station was moved and used for several years as an office and for storage at a nursery west of town. In 1994, this surviving section of the historic station was purchased by the Delray Beach Historical Society, which had the building moved to its present location and rehabilitated.
 
Erected 1987 by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and Florida Department of State Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State. (Marker Number F-375.)
 
Location.
Florida East Coast Railway Station Marker looking north on Railroad Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 13, 2016
2. Florida East Coast Railway Station Marker looking north on Railroad Ave.
26° 27.774′ N, 80° 4.217′ W. Marker is in Delray Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Northeast 1st Street, on the right when traveling south on Railroad Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Northeast 1st Street, Delray Beach FL 33483, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cason Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marina Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Atlantic Avenue Crossing (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Marina Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old School Square Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Settlers Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Delray History (approx. half a mile away); City of Delray Beach (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Delray Beach.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Florida East Coast Railway Station image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 13, 2016
3. Florida East Coast Railway Station
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 18, 2016.
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