Florence in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Constructed in 1912, this Southern Pacific Railroad Depot served Mapleton, a community 15 miles east of Florence. With the widening of Highway 126 in 1976, it was saved from demolition by local contractor, Mike Johnson, and rebuilt on the present site by Jim Alexander in 1977 under the ownership of Hogesky.
Location. 43° 57.966′ N, 124° 6.445′ W. Marker is in Florence, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker is on Bay Street east of Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. 101), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the front of the subject building, near the entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1252 Bay Street, Florence OR 97439, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Siuslaw River Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Historic Old Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Navigating the Siuslaw River (within shouting distance of this marker); Florence: Industrial Beginnings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Siuslaw River Bridge: Construction & Design (about 300 feet away); Harbor Theater Technology Spans (approx. 11.6 miles away); Heceta Head Lightstation (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
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Also see . . . "born again" Depot.
There’s not a railroad track in town, but Florence now has its first railroad station. The 64-year-old Mapleton Railroad Station, which had to be removed last summer because of a highway widening project at Mapleton, has been ”born again” on the Florence waterfront. (Submitted on January 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.