Richmond Railroad Station Historic District

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Richmond Railroad Station Historic District
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Richmond Railroad Station Historic District is located in Indiana
Richmond Railroad Station Historic District
Richmond Railroad Station Historic District is located in the US
Richmond Railroad Station Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Norfolk & Southern RR tracks, N. Tenth St., Elm Pl., N. D St., & Ft. Wayne Ave., Richmond, Indiana
Coordinates 39°50′3″N 84°53′26″W / 39.83417°N 84.89056°W / 39.83417; -84.89056Coordinates: 39°50′3″N 84°53′26″W / 39.83417°N 84.89056°W / 39.83417; -84.89056
Area 11 acres (4.5 ha)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Italianate, Classical Revival, etc.
NRHP Reference # 87001808[1]
Added to NRHP October 8, 1987

The Richmond Railroad Station Historic District is a group of historic commercial buildings and national historic district located at Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. The district encompasses 22 contributing buildings the icon of which is the Daniel Burnham-designed Pennsylvania Railroad Station, completed in 1902. It developed between about 1853 and 1915 and includes representative examples of Italianate, Classical Revival, and Chicago School style architecture. In addition to the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, other notable buildings include the Miller Brothers Block (1890), Jacob H. Lichtenfels Building (1890), Charles Sudhoff Building (1893), Benjamin Starr Building (1896), William H. Alford Building (1905), John Roberts Building (1877), R.F.D. Hose House No. 1 (1890), James Shaw Building (1875), and Richmond / Atlas Underwear Building (1910).[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 and is also a local conservation district designated by the City of Richmond's Historic Preservation Commission.[1]

A previous station at this same location was also a stop on the procession of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train. Indiana Governor, Oliver P. Morton, boarded the train at this stop, and rode it to Indianapolis, where a procession and showing were held.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01.  Note: This includes Katherine M. Jourdan (October 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Richmond Railroad Station Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. , Quad map, and Accompanying photographs

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Preceding station   Pennsylvania Railroad   Following station
toward Chicago
Chicago – Cincinnati
toward Cincinnati
toward St. Louis
St. Louis – Columbus
toward Columbus
Mackinaw City – Richmond Terminus