Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Broad Street Station
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-46.)
Location. 37° 33.627′ N, 77° 27.983′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Broad Street 0.2 miles east of N Boulevard (Virginia Route 161), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Inner Line of Defence Memorial Bell Tower (approx. ¼ mile away); Stonewall Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginia Historical Society (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richmond Locomotive Works (approx. half a mile away); Maury (approx. half a mile away); Robinson House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . The web site for the Science Museum of Virginia includes a brief history. "Richmonders quickly took to what they came to call "Broad Street" Station, and over the next twenty-five years, the number of passengers and trains using it grew steadily. At its peak during World War II, the Station averaged fifty-seven trains a day. On April 22, 1943, a record 33,324 arriving or departing passengers passed through the Station." (Submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. 5. submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.