“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Naples in Collier County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Naples Depot

The Naples Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 2, 2018
1. The Naples Depot Marker
Inscription.  The Naples Depot, which was completed in 1927, is one of the oldest remaining structures in the City of Naples. The Depot was built to serve as the Seaboard Air Line Railway's southern-most west coast terminal. The coming of railroads to Naples and the opening of the Tamiami Trail in 1928 gave impetus to the growth of the area as a winter resort. The Naples Depot for a time became the property of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad before a merger in the late 1960s brought it under the auspices of the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. It remained a hub of activity for tourists and residents for several decades. In 1971, increased reliance upon auto and air transportation resulted in the discontinuation of passenger service to Naples. Originally designed in a style compatible with the tropical Florida climate, the terminal building was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1974. Through action initiated by the Naples Jaycees, community efforts to save the Depot were started. Two years later the Naples Depot was acquired by Southwest Heritage, Inc., so that it might continue to be used by this community.
The Naples Depot image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 2, 2018
2. The Naples Depot
1972 by The Naples Jaycees in Cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-268.)
Location. 26° 8.538′ N, 81° 47.58′ W. Marker is in Naples, Florida, in Collier County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue South (U.S. 41) and 10th Street South, on the right when traveling west on 5th Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1051 5th Aveune South, Naples FL 34102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Naples Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tin City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crayton Cove (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Naples Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Naples Pier (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rosemary Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris (approx. 10.2 miles away); Bonita Springs Elementary School (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Naples.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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