Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot (Flora, Illinois)

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot
Old B&O depot in Flora.jpg
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot (Flora, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot (Flora, Illinois)
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot (Flora, Illinois) is located in the US
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot (Flora, Illinois)
Location 225 W. Railroad St., Flora, Illinois
Coordinates 38°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
Area 1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Built 1917
Architectural style Italian Renaissance, Romanesque, Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 98000112[1]
Added to NRHP February 20, 1998

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot is the 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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. 
Preceding station   Baltimore and Ohio   Following station
toward St. Louis
St. Louis Line
toward Cumberland
toward Beardstown
Beardstown – Shawneetown
toward Shawneetown