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Belding in Ionia County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pere Marquette Railway Depot

 
 
Pere Marquette Railway Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, May 9, 2012
1. Pere Marquette Railway Depot Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1923 for the Pere Marquette Railway, this depot is typical of the railroad stations that served Michigan towns during the early decades of the twentieth century. The depot replaced an earlier, wood frame station built during the 1880s when passenger service was introduced by the Detroit, Lansing, and Northern Railroad. By 1900 nineteen passenger trains passed through Belding each day except Sunday. Passenger service ceased in 1941. In 1994 the city of Belding purchased the building. With funds from the Michigan Department of Transportation, the city renovated the depot as offices. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2000 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number 2050.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.923′ N, 85° 13.744′ W. Marker is in Belding, Michigan, in Ionia County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Street and North Bridge Street, on the right when traveling west on Depot Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Depot Street, Belding MI 48809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles
Pere Marquette Railway Depot image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Jameson, May 8, 2010
2. Pere Marquette Railway Depot
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alvah N. Belding Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belrockton Dormitory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smyrna (approx. 3.2 miles away); Greenville (approx. 5.9 miles away); White's Bridge (approx. 6.8 miles away); Alton Pioneer Village (approx. 8.4 miles away); Fallasburg Pioneer Village (approx. 9.3 miles away); John Wesley Fallas House / John W. Fallas (approx. 9.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belding.
 
Also see . . .  Pere Marquette Railway Belding Depot. Center for Geographic Information (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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