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Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Big Four Depot

Lafayette, Indiana

 
 
Big Four Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
1. Big Four Depot Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.) This is a multi-transportation station. 'Trains' travel behind the station -and- 'Bus' travel also arrive and depart from the side entry of the Station.
Inscription.
1902 - Built at Second and South Streets by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad, nicknamed “Big Four” and the lake Erie & Western Railroad; served as a train depot until 1975

1979 - Reopened by City of Lafayette as offices for the Lafayette Railroad Relocation Project

1983 - Given to the City by Norfolk & Western Railway Company

1994 - Moved to current site on Second Street at Main Street and renovated as part of Lafayette Railroad Relocation with the aid of Federal Transportation Enhancement Activity funds granted by the State of Indiana

1995 - Received the first U.S. Federal Highway Administration award for best use of Transportation Enhancement Activity funds in the country

1966 - Completed and celebrated as the focal point of James F. Riehle Plaza, as a public meeting place, and as an inter-model public transportation facility

2003 - Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
Location. 40° 25.162′ N, 86° 53.761′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on North 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Wabash Trust Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
2. Wabash Trust Plaque
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iraq War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John T. Myers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Purdue Block (about 600 feet away); The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal (about 700 feet away); General Lafayette - Fountain (about 800 feet away); 1825 Lafayette 1925 (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Wide View - - Big Four Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
3. Wide View - - Big Four Depot Marker
Front View - - Big Four Depot image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
4. Front View - - Big Four Depot
Fountain in Front - - Big Four Depot image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
5. Fountain in Front - - Big Four Depot
Other View - - Big Four Depot image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
6. Other View - - Big Four Depot
Left of Big Four Depot image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
7. Left of Big Four Depot
Gantry Behind - - Big Four Depot image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
8. Gantry Behind - - Big Four Depot
View from behind the Big Four Depot image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
9. View from behind the Big Four Depot
This pedestrian bridge over the Wabash River allows you walk to West Lafayette -from- Lafayette, Indiana.
Other View of the Pedestrian Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
10. Other View of the Pedestrian Bridge
Construction and Instruction Plaque of " Millennium Sundial " image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
11. Construction and Instruction Plaque of " Millennium Sundial "
" Millennium Sundial " image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
12. " Millennium Sundial "
Close-up - - " Millennium Sundial " image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
13. Close-up - - " Millennium Sundial "
Base of " Millennium Sundial " image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
14. Base of " Millennium Sundial "
Time - - Noted by " Millennium Sundial " image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
15. Time - - Noted by " Millennium Sundial "
The 'shadow' of time - indicator to the left.
"Sonya L. Margerum - Fountain" - - West Lafayette Side of Pedestrian Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
16. "Sonya L. Margerum - Fountain" - - West Lafayette Side of Pedestrian Bridge
Dedication Plaque - - " Sonya L. Margerum - Fountain " image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
17. Dedication Plaque - - " Sonya L. Margerum - Fountain "
Full View - - " Sonya L. Marerum - Fountain " - West Lafayette, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
18. Full View - - " Sonya L. Marerum - Fountain " - West Lafayette, Indiana
The "Big Four" Train Station of Lafayette is on the other end of this Pedestrian Bridge that goes over the Wabash River. (Enjoy the Walk..! !)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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