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Train Shed 1897

National Historic Landmark

 
 
Train Shed 1897 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 18, 2016
1. Train Shed 1897 Marker
Inscription.
Few sheds of this type,
once so much a part of the
urban scene, remain.
Designed by railroad
engineers, it illustrates the
beginnings of that technology
which made possible the
skyscrapers and bridges
of today.

 
Erected by City of Montgomery.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 22.846′ N, 86° 18.839′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Water Street. Touch for map. Located between the old Union Station and the train tracks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Water Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rainbow Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); The Domestic Slave Trade/Slave Transportation to Montgomery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Struggle For Colonial Empire (about 300 feet away); Encanchata (about 300 feet away); High Red Bluff (about 500 feet away); Major Charles W. Davis, Infantry United States Army / "Above and Beyond"
Train Shed image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 18, 2016
2. Train Shed
(about 500 feet away); Montgomery's Panel Project (about 500 feet away); Marquis de Lafayette (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Description of Train Shed. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on station and shed. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. National Psrk Service National Register of Historic Places Inventory. (Submitted on April 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Under the Train Shed image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 18, 2016
3. Under the Train Shed
Union Station built 1898-99. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 18, 2016
4. Union Station built 1898-99.
Marker and old electric streetcar. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 18, 2016
5. Marker and old electric streetcar.
Union Station and shed image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
6. Union Station and shed
circa 1915 National Park Service photo postcard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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