Flora station (Illinois)

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot
Old B&O depot in Flora.jpg
Flora station (Illinois) is located in Illinois
Flora station (Illinois)
Location in Illinois
Flora station (Illinois) is located in the United States
Flora station (Illinois)
Location in United States
Location225 W. Railroad St., Flora, Illinois
Coordinates38°40′4″N 88°29′18″W / 38.66778°N 88.48833°W / 38.66778; -88.48833Coordinates: 38°40′4″N 88°29′18″W / 38.66778°N 88.48833°W / 38.66778; -88.48833
Area1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Built1917
ArchitectFrank Nichols
Architectural styleItalian Renaissance, Romanesque Revival, Classical Revival
NRHP reference No.98000112[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 20, 1998

Flora station is a historic Baltimore & Ohio Railroad depot which served Flora, Illinois. The depot was built from 1916 to 1917 by Frank Nichols; its design features several architectural styles, including Italian Renaissance Revival, Romanesque Revival, and Classical Revival. After the depot opened, the B&O Railroad became the largest employer in Flora, employing approximately half of the town's population through the mid-1920s, and was credited with the town's growth and economic success. The B&O also sponsored community groups such as a band and baseball teams. Passenger service to the station ended in 1973, and the empty station is now surrounded by vacant lots.[2] The depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 20, 1998, as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Ayers, Mary Anne (November 5, 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Depot" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
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Kenner's
toward St. Louis
St. Louis Line Clay City
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Louis
toward Beardstown
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