Port Orange station

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Port Orange Florida East Coast Railway Freight Depot
Port Orange FEC Depot01.jpg
Port Orange station is located in Volusia County
Port Orange station
LocationPort Orange, Florida
Coordinates29°8′36″N 80°59′35″W / 29.14333°N 80.99306°W / 29.14333; -80.99306Coordinates: 29°8′36″N 80°59′35″W / 29.14333°N 80.99306°W / 29.14333; -80.99306
NRHP reference #98000057[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 5, 1998

Port Orange Florida East Coast Railway Freight Depot is a historic Florida East Coast Railway passenger depot in Port Orange, Florida, United States. It is located at 415C Herbert Street, off U.S. 1. The depot was originally constructed in 1894 as two buildings.[2] The depot was constructed by the narrow-gauge St. Johns and Halifax Railway, a division of the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway.[1]

On December 31, 1885, Henry Flagler purchased the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway.[3] In September 1895, he changed the name to the Florida East Coast Railway.[4]

The initial buildings included a passenger depot, FEC building #245, which was built immediately south of Dunlawton Avenue with the platform facing north. A second building, a freight depot, FEC building #246, was constructed south of the passenger depot. In 1924, the two buildings were joined as a passenger station. Regular passenger service ended in 1932. In February 1938, the building was remodeled to its current appearance. The windows, pedestrian doors and waiting platform were removed.[1]

The building continued to be used as a freight depot until 1964.[1] The depot continued to be a flag stop until January 21, 1963.[citation needed] In 1966 the depot was purchased and moved 500 feet north.<ref name=milligan> The depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 5, 1998. In 2015 the City of Port Orange purchased the depot to restore the building.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Milligan, Michael (2008). Railroad Depots of Central Florida. Arcadia Publishing. p. 112.
  3. ^ Bramson, Seth H. (2006). Florida East Coast Railway. Arcadia Publishing. p. 9.
  4. ^ Bramson, Seth H. (2006). Florida East Coast Railway. Arcadia Publishing. p. 7.

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