Grand Trunk Depot

Grand Trunk Depot (HM1YOU)

Location: Lansing, MI 48910 Ingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 43.204', W 84° 33.143'

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Constructed in 1902, this castle-like building with its square tower was the Lansing station for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad until 1971. For decades passengers streamed through its doors. Here servicemen left and returned from military duty. Children and adults alike associated this depot with the excitement of travel and vacations. This city's joys and sorrows were reflected in this rail station; greetings and good-byes were the most vital ingredients. But gradually rail travel ebbed. Renovated as a restaurant in 1972, the building's exterior remains unchanged. Gerald R. Ford from Michigan, the thirty-eighth president of the United States, dined here during a "whistle-stop" campaign tour on May 15, 1976.
Year Placed1978
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700409 N 4732634
Decimal Degrees42.72006667, -84.55238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.204', W 84° 33.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 12.24" N, 84° 33' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)517
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 S Washington Ave, Lansing MI 48910, US
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