Cleveland in Bradley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cleveland Southern Railway Depot
of Historic Places
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 35° 9.416′ N, 84° 52.379′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Tennessee, in Bradley County. Marker is at the intersection of Edwards Street SE and 1st Street SE, on the right when traveling north on Edwards Street SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 Edwards St SE, Cleveland TN 37311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleveland During the Civil War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Benjamin Cleveland (about 600 feet away); Allen Grammar School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Bohemia Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Sousa and his Band (approx. ¼ mile away); Bradley County World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Bradley County World War I Memorial Bradley County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
Regarding Cleveland Southern Railway Depot. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
Cleveland … required a new passenger station because of increased volume and a population of approximately 7,000 people. Prior to the construction of this station, the circa 1869 depot was used as a combination station for handling freight and passenger traffic. When passenger service began to significantly increase in the early 1900s, the old depot's passenger room became inadequate. In 1909, revenue collected from rail traffic at the Cleveland depot totaled $35,121 for passenger service and $120,000 for freight. With a strong emphasis placed on railroad improvements from 1907-1911, funding became available for a new, elaborate passenger station in Cleveland.
In the summer of 1909, property was purchased north of the combination depot for the construction of the new passenger depot. Plans for the new depot were submitted and construction began in the spring of 1910. The original estimated cost for the construction of the depot was $17,400. Expenses included the following:
Also see . . . Asset Detail | Cleveland Southern Railway Depot. National Register nomination (PDF) and photographs (PDF) submitted for the depot in 2008. (Submitted on October 19, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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