Historic Markers Across Florida

Seaboard Railway Depot

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Location: on N Lemon Ave between Main and 1st St., Sarasota, FL
County: Sarasota
Coordinates: N 27° 20.216    W 082° 32.441
  27.33693333    -82.54068333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM304B


On this site in 1903, the U.S. and West Indies Railroad and Steamship Company built a depot. This railroad, subsequently incorporated into the Seaboard Air Line Railway, provided great impetus to the town´s turn-of-the-century progress. Trains brought passengers and manufactured goods to Sarasota and took local products such as fish, citrus, lumber and vegetables to northern markets. The tracks entered the town along Lemon Avenue, crossed Main Street and curved south to the terminate on a pier extending into the bay where commercial fish houses were built.

Sarasota County Historical Commission 1986


City: Sarasota, FL