Vero station

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Vero Railroad Station
Vero Railroad Station.JPG
Vero station is located in Florida
Vero station
Vero station is located in the United States
Vero station
LocationVero Beach, Florida
Coordinates27°38′33″N 80°23′57″W / 27.64250°N 80.39917°W / 27.64250; -80.39917Coordinates: 27°38′33″N 80°23′57″W / 27.64250°N 80.39917°W / 27.64250; -80.39917
Built1903
ArchitectFlorida East Coast Railroad
Architectural styleWood-Frame Vernacular[2]
NRHP reference No.86003560[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 6, 1987

Vero station, also known as Vero Beach station, is a historic Florida East Coast Railway train station in Vero Beach, Florida. It is located at 2336 Fourteenth Avenue.

History[edit]

Prior to the station, the railroad stop was known as mile marker 350.[3] The station was built in 1903 as a 1-story Wood-Frame Vernacular building with shingle-sides. It was enlarged and remodeled 1916 and 1936.[4]

Until a series of train terminations in the 1950s and early 1960s trains such as the City of Miami (from Chicago), East Coast Champion (from New York City) and the Havana Special (New York City) made stops at Vero Beach. Passenger service ended on July 31, 1968. [5]

The station structure was bought from the Florida East Coast Railway by the Indian River County Historical Society in September 1984 for $1. In December 1984, it moved a short distance from the original location on the east side of the railway tracks on Commerce Avenue to 2336 14th Avenue west of the tracks.[3][6]

On January 6, 1987, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as the Vero Railroad Station.[1] The building now hosts a county historical exhibit center.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Historic Properties Survey of Vero Beach, FL (PDF). City of Vero Beach. November 1990. p. 27. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  3. ^ a b Stanbridge, Ruth (October 21, 2021). "Local history: Whistle Stop once removed, 1903 Vero Railway Station". TC Palm. Indian River County Historical Society. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  4. ^ a b Vero Beach Railroad Station
  5. ^ Bramson, Seth H. Speedway to Sunshine: the story of the Florida East Coast Railway, Boston Mills Press, 2010, p. 153. ISBN 9781554077533.
  6. ^ "Vero Beach Train Station". Archived from the original on November 30, 2011.

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