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Sparta in Kent County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Toledo, Saginaw & Muskegon Railway Depot

 
 
Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
1. Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway Depot Marker
Inscription.  In 1888 the Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway (TS&M) built this depot. It was one of six constructed that year on the line between Muskegon and Ashley. The depot typifies country “combination-type” depots; it sheltered passengers, the station agent/telegrapher, and freight. In 1928 the TS&M became part of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad. The building was vacated in the 1940s. In 1973 the West Michigan Railroad Historical Society purchased and restored the depot.
 
Erected 1992 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1749.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 43° 10.063′ N, 85° 42.434′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Michigan, in Kent County. Marker is on North Union Street near East Mark Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 N Union St, Sparta MI 49345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Pine Island Drive Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); Alpine Township Hall (approx. 6.7 miles away); Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Culvert (approx. 7.1 miles away); Plainfield Charter Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 8˝ miles away); Baseball's Reserve Clause (approx. 9.2 miles away); William Hyser / Austerlitz Post Office (approx. 9.2 miles away); President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. - Distinguished Eagle Scout (approx. 10.2 miles away); Old North Park Bridge (approx. 10˝ miles away).
 
Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
2. Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway Depot Marker
Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
3. Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway Depot
Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
4. Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 139 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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