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Painesville in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Station

 
 
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
1. Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Station Marker
Inscription. On February 8, 1848, the Ohio Legislature incorporated the Cleveland, Painesville, and Ashtabula Railroad Company, which reached Painesville in 1851, with track and a depot. President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived in Painesville on February 16, 1861, on his way to his inauguration in Washington, DC. The Lake Shore Railroad Company replaced the Cleveland, Painesville, and Ashtabula Railroad Company in March 1869 followed by consolidation with the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company in June of that year. The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, replacing the original 1851 depot, built the present station in 1893. With its Richardson Romanesque style architecture, sandstone walls, slate roof, red oak and marble interior, and its hanging chandeliers, it was considered the jewel of Painesville. In 1914, Lake Shore merged with ten others to form the New York Central System. In 1971, the last passenger train left the Painesville yard, ending nearly 100 years of passenger rail service.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Western Reserve Railroad Association, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 18-43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
2. Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Station Marker

 
Location. 41° 44.01′ N, 81° 14.592′ W. Marker is in Painesville, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is on Railroad Street 0.2 miles east of North State Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Painesville OH 44077, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mentor Avenue Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lake County YMCA (approx. mile away); Thomas W. Harvey (approx. 0.8 miles away); Daniel Carter Beard (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mathews House (approx. one mile away); Uri Seeley House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fairport Harbor Lighthouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); La Salle Expedition (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Painesville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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