Zephyrhills in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Zephyrhills Railroad Depot
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACLR) Depot was built in 1927 and was used as a station/depot for passenger service and for shipping citrus, produce and other goods, thereby stimulating economic development and residential settlement. Railroad stations served as major community, commercial and social centers, linking each of the small towns with the rest of the world. With its wide overhangs and high ceilings, the depot represents the southern architectural style of the first quarter of the 20th century. Built at a cost of $13,207.21, the building was constructed of red brick and hard pine. It featured segregated waiting rooms, an office, a ware (freight) room, a raised outside platform and concrete concourses. ACLR trains traversed through Florida serving Zephyrhills from Jacksonville and Ocala to southern cities including Tampa, Bradenton and Miami. Famous trains such as the “Orange Blossom Special” and “Gulf Coast Limited” were among those stopping at the Zephyrhills station. With assistance from state and federal grants, the City of Zephyrhills acquired the depot in 1988 and restored it to its original appearance. In October 1998, it opened to the public as a local railroad and historical museum.
Erected 2001 by City of Zephyrhills and the Florida Department
Location. 28° 13.802′ N, 82° 10.15′ W. Marker is in Zephyrhills, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on South Ave near Summer Hill Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39110 South Avenue, Zephyrhills FL 33542, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zephyrhills Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Zephyrhills Army Airfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); GAR Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oakside Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hercules Powder Company Camp #39 (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Great Endurance Run (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Tucker Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Prospect Community (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zephyrhills.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on April 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.