“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Auburndale in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Seaboard Air Line Rail Depot


Seaboard Air Line Rail Depot 1927 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
1. Seaboard Air Line Rail Depot 1927 Marker
Inscription.  The Seaboard Air Line Rail and the Atlantic Coast Line Rail played a major role in the development of the City of Auburndale, intersecting each other in the City and bringing passengers and commerce from around the State and Country to central Florida. Auburndale was served by two train depots, one located on the Seaboard Air Line's Rail and another on the Atlantic Coast Line's Rail. This Seaboard Air Line train depot, which is a masonry vernacular building in the Mediterranean style, was built in 1927 and was originally located near the intersection of Pilaklakaha Avenue and Pearl Street on the Seaboard's rail line. CSX closed the station in 1993 where it sat in disrepair and faced demolition until 2000 when the City of Auburndale purchased it with the intention of making it a municipal building. The City obtained grant funding from the Florida Department of State to relocate the building to its current location where the former Atlantic Coast Line train depot sat. The rehabilitation and restored building has served as a municipal building since 2002 and remains an important part of Auburndale's history.
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2014 by City of Auburndale, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
Location. 28° 3.978′ N, 81° 47.363′ W. Marker is in Auburndale, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is on West Park Street, 0.1 miles north of Pilaklakaha Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 West Park Street, Auburndale FL 33823, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ephraim M. Baynard House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patterson Retail Building (about 400 feet away); "Flatiron" Triangle Building (about 500 feet away); Bayard Retail Building (about 500 feet away); Auburndale City Hall (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Ephraim M. Baynard House (about 600 feet away); City's First Fire Engine (approx. ¼ mile away); September 11, 2001 Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburndale.
Seaboard Air Line Rail Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
2. Seaboard Air Line Rail Depot
Marker is just out of the picture on the right.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 159 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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