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Seaboard Air Line Station

 
 
Seaboard Air Line Station Marker - restored image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 28, 2019
1. Seaboard Air Line Station Marker - restored
Inscription.  The Seaboard Air Line Railway Station has played an important role in the history of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County. It is a unique example of early 20th century railroad architecture in the Mediterranean Revival style. The Station opened with the arrival of the Orange Blossom Special on January 25, 1925. It was the flagship station of the entire Seaboard line running from Coleman to Homestead.

Harvey & Clarke, the largest architectural firm in Palm Beach County in the 1920s, created this new symbol for the City of West Palm Beach in the prevailing architectural style of the period. The Historic American Buildings Survey documented the station in 1971 and the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

The AMTRAK System began passenger service here in May 1971 and the TriCounty Commuter Rail Organization began passenger service from here to Miami in January 1989. The Seaboard Station was restored with substantial funding by the Florida Department of State and rededicated in April 1991.
 
Erected 1994 by The Palm Beach Town Committee of the National
Seaboard Air Line Station Marker - pre-restoration image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
2. Seaboard Air Line Station Marker - pre-restoration
Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Cooperation with The Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-349.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
 
Location. 26° 42.718′ N, 80° 3.737′ W. Marker is in West Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is on South Tamarind Avenue 0.1 miles north of Evernia Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the south end of the station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Tamarind Avenue, West Palm Beach FL 33401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palm Beach Junior College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palm Beach High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clematis Street Commercial Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Former State of Florida Board of Health Laboratory (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old St. Ann's Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Flagler Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); West Palm Beach Fishing Club (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Palm Beach.
 
Seaboard Air Line Station Marker at south end of station image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
3. Seaboard Air Line Station Marker at south end of station
Seaboard Air Line Station image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
4. Seaboard Air Line Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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