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Delray Beach Seaboard Air Line Railway Station

The Delray Beach Seaboard Air Line Railway Station (also known as the Delray Beach Railroad Station) is a historic Seaboard Air Line Railway depot in Delray Beach, Florida, United States. The station is located at 1525 West Atlantic Avenue.

Delray Beach, FL
inter-city rail station
Delray SAL Station 001.jpg
The Seaboard Air Line Railway Station in Delray Beach, Florida, is now used for public safety training by the City of Delray Beach.
LocationDepot Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida
USA
History
ClosedApril 2, 1995[1]
Key dates
May 2, 1991Tri-Rail service ends[2]
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Deerfield Beach
toward Miami
Floridian West Palm Beach
toward Chicago
Delray Beach Seaboard Air Line Railway Station
Delray SAL Station 005.jpg
West view of the old station
Delray Beach Seaboard Air Line Railway Station is located in Florida
Delray Beach Seaboard Air Line Railway Station
Delray Beach Seaboard Air Line Railway Station is located in the United States
Delray Beach Seaboard Air Line Railway Station
LocationDelray Beach, Florida,  United States
Coordinates26°27′49″N 80°5′27″W / 26.46361°N 80.09083°W / 26.46361; -80.09083Coordinates: 26°27′49″N 80°5′27″W / 26.46361°N 80.09083°W / 26.46361; -80.09083
Built1927
ArchitectGustav Maass
Architectural styleMediterranean Revival
NRHP reference #86002172[3]
Added to NRHPSeptember 4, 1986

Constructed in 1927 and designed by Gustav Maass of the West Palm Beach architectural firm of Harvey & Clarke, it is identical to the Homestead Seaboard station further south, with the sole exception of its use of plain stucco rather than corinthian arches. In addition, the northern end of the station containing what was the freight room has been modified and enlarged since its original construction. The station was also identical to the Boynton Beach Seaboard depot just to the north, the destruction of which was authorized by the city of Boynton Beach in 2006 despite its historic nature.[4]

Amtrak continued passenger service to the station after taking over the Seaboard Silver Meteor and Silver Star routes in 1971. Tri-Rail began commuter rail service to the station in 1989, but in 1991 moved to a new Delray Beach station a few blocks south because of legal squabbles with the then-owner of the Seaboard station and poor access.[5] Passenger service to the station halted completely in 1995 when Amtrak began using the Tri-Rail station as its Delray Beach stop.[5]

The station was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on September 4, 1986.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Morrissey, Siobhan (April 2, 1995). "Last Train Leaves Delray Depot". The Palm Beach Post. p. 2B. Retrieved June 28, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ "Tri-Rail Station Closes". The Sun-Sentinel. May 3, 1991. p. 17. Retrieved June 28, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ Pesantes, Erika (June 14, 2007). "Angry neighborhood challenges City Hall". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-05-12.
  5. ^ a b Becker, Lara (Dec 11, 1996). "New Life Envisioned For Railway Depot". Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-05-10.

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