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Jacksonville Beach in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mayport Depot

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, July 12, 2017
1. Mayport Depot Marker
Inscription. The Mayport Depot was built in 1900 for the Florida East Coast Railway when Henry Flagler expanded the line running up to Mayport from a narrow gauge track to a standard gauge track. The new standard gauge line also provided transport for people coming in from the Jacksonville area to Mayport, and transport to the Jacksonville area for those coming in by ship. Freight was loaded and unloaded onto the train at the upper level of the depot and the lower level provided an office for the foreman and a waiting room for the passengers. After the line was closed in 1932, the building was used at various times as a residence and restaurant until the move to its current location in the Pablo Historical Park in 1981. The building and the Foreman's House are painted in a unique shade known as Flagler Yellow, which was a standard color used by the FEC at the time.
 
Erected by Beaches Museum & History Park.
 
Location. 30° 17.307′ N, 81° 23.591′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Beach Boulevard (U.S. 90). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 381 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach FL 32250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Mayport Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, July 12, 2017
2. Mayport Depot Marker
marker. Beaches Museum Chapel (here, next to this marker); First Settlers At Ruby, Florida (here, next to this marker); Pablo Beach Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Porter Wood Burning Locomotive (within shouting distance of this marker); Doolittle's 1922 Record Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); Pablo Beach FEC Foreman's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps and Station (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville Beach.
 
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Mayport Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, July 12, 2017
3. Mayport Depot Marker
Mayport Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, July 12, 2017
4. Mayport Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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