Historic Markers Across Florida



Florida East Coast Railway Station



Marker ID: FLHM F-375
Location: 200 NE First St, Delray Beach, FL
County: Palm Beach
Coordinates: N 26° 27.775    W 080° 04.216
  26.46291666    -80.07026666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM407R
 



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Florida East Coast Railway Station


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.

A Florida Heritage Site,






F-375 National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
and Florida Department of State, Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State
1987



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City: Delray Beach, FL