Dade City in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dade City Atlantic Coast Line Depot
The adjacent track is on the site of the first rail line to reach Dade City in 1887. Two additional lines were built through Pasco County by 1890.
Railroads transformed this area by providing efficient market access for local products. Numerous small towns appeared along the rails and by 1920 there was daily commuter traffic to Tampa and other communities.
Typical of railway architecture of the period, the depot survived without major alteration. The city of Dade City acquired it from CSX Transportation and, using Federal Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) funding, restored and renovated it in 1996-1997.
Erected 1997 by The Pasco Board of County Commissioners and The Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee.
Location. 28° 21.881′ N, 82° 11.067′ W. Marker is in Dade City, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on Old Lakeland Highway (U.S. 98/301) near Meridian Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dade City FL 33525, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Atlantic Coast Line Depot (here, next to this marker); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. ¼ mile away); Pasco County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dade City Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jones' Nursing Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dade City.
Regarding Dade City Atlantic Coast Line Depot. National Register of Historic Places :
Dade City Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot (added 1994 - Building - #94000706) • Also known as 8PA415 •
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering •
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown •
Architectural Style: Other •
Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning And Development, Transportation •
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949 •
Owner: Private •
Historic Function: Transportation •
Historic Sub-function: Rail-Related •
Current Function: Transportation •
Current Sub-function: Rail-Related •
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.