Florida East Coast Railway Station Historical

Florida East Coast Railway Station Historical (HM1TTQ)

Location: Delray Beach, FL 33483 Palm Beach County
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Country: United States of America
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N 26° 27.774', W 80° 4.217'

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This 40' freight section is all that remains of the old railroad station constructed in 1896 by the Florida East Coast Railway Company. The station originally stood on the east side of the tracks, one block south of Atlantic Avenue. The original 100' long Stick style building contained ground level waiting rooms and a raised freight area. The station was expanded by 96 feet in the 1920s, and another addition was constructed in the 1940s. Passenger service was discontinued in the 1960s, and the station was scheduled for demolition. The passenger area was razed but public outcry to save the station stopped total destruction of the building. In 1968 the remaining freight section was split into two sections and moved. The 1920s portion was destroyed by fire in 1984, but the original 40' area of the 1896 station was moved and used for several years as an office and for storage at a nursery west of town. In 1994, this surviving section of the historic station was purchased by the Delray Beach Historical Society, which had the building moved to its present location and rehabilitated.
Year Placed1987
Placed ByThe National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and Florida Department of State Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State
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Date Added Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 592678 N 2927283
Decimal Degrees26.46290000, -80.07028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 27.774', W 80° 4.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 27' 46.44" N, 80° 4' 13.02" W
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Area Code(s)954, 561
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 Bourque's Way, Delray Beach FL 33483, US
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