Historic Markers Across Florida



Seaboard Air Line Station



Marker ID: FLHM F-349
Location: Tarmarind Ave. at Datura St., station courtyard, West Palm Beach, FL
County: Palm Beach
Coordinates: N 26° 42.718    W 080° 03.737
  26.71196666    -80.06228333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJ4B
 



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Seaboard Air Line Station


The Seaboard Air Line Railway Station has played an important role in the history of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County. It is a unique example of early 20th century railroad architecture in the Mediterranean Revival style. The Station opened with the arrival of the Orange Blossom Special on January 25, 1925. It was the flagship station of the entire Seaboard line running from Coleman to Homestead. Harvey & Clarke, the largest architectural firm in Palm Beach County in the 1920s, created this new symbol for the City of West Palm Beach in the prevailing architectural style of the period. The Historic American Buildings Survey documented the station in 1971 and the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The AMTRAK System began passenger service here in May 1971 and the Tri-County Commuter Rail Organization began passenger service from here to Miami in January 1989. The Seaboard Station was restored with substantial funding by the Florida Department of State and rededicated in April 1991.






F-349
Sponsored by The Palm Beach Town Committee of
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
In Cooperation With
The Florida Department of State
1994



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City: West Palm Beach, FL.