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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Broad Street Station

 
 
Broad Street Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 9, 2008
1. Broad Street Station Marker
Inscription. Broad Street Station served passengers of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad from 6 Jan. 1919 until 15 Nov. 1975. The Neoclassical Revival station was the only commercial building designed by John Russell Pope, who also designed the Branch House in Richmond and the Jefferson Memorial, National Gallery of Art, and National Archives in Washington, D.C. The station is noted architecturally for its Classical details, hundred-foot-high rotunda, and cast-iron and steel butterfly canopies that sheltered travelers from the weather. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, the station became home of the Science Museum of Virginia in 1977.
 
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
Broad Street Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 9, 2008
2. Broad Street Station Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. mile away); Stonewall Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles 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 CenturyNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Broad Street Station clock and details. image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 9, 2008
3. Broad Street Station clock and details.
Broad Street Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 9, 2008
4. Broad Street Station Marker
The moon fountain is in the foreground and the earth fountain is in the background. It shows the distance from the earth to the moon if they were at this size. The Science Museum is on the left.
New Union Station, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Louis Kaufmann & Sons, Baltimore, MD.
5. New Union Station, Richmond, Va.
VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
 
 
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 1,274 times since then and 22 times this year. 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.
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