Richmond Railroad Station Historic District

The Richmond Railroad Station Historic District is a group of historic commercial buildings and national historic district located at Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana.

Richmond, IN
inter-city rail station
Richmond PRR station, May 31, 1970.jpg
The station in period use by the Penn Central, in May 1970
Location900 North E Street, Richmond, Indiana
ClosedOctober 1, 1979[1]
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Indianapolis National Limited Dayton
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
toward Chicago
Chicago – Cincinnati Eaton
toward Cincinnati
toward St. Louis
St. Louis – Columbus New Paris
via Piqua
toward Columbus
via Dayton
toward Columbus
Fountain City Mackinaw City – Richmond Terminus
Richmond Railroad Station Historic District
The former Pennsylvania Railroad station in Richmond.
Richmond Railroad Station Historic District is located in Indiana
Richmond Railroad Station Historic District
Richmond Railroad Station Historic District is located in the United States
Richmond Railroad Station Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Norfolk & Southern RR tracks, N. Tenth St., Elm Pl., N. D St., & Ft. Wayne Ave., Richmond, Indiana
Coordinates39°50′3″N 84°53′26″W / 39.83417°N 84.89056°W / 39.83417; -84.89056Coordinates: 39°50′3″N 84°53′26″W / 39.83417°N 84.89056°W / 39.83417; -84.89056
Area11 acres (4.5 ha)
Architectural styleItalianate, Classical Revival, etc.
NRHP reference No.87001808[2]
Added to NRHPOctober 8, 1987

Historic DistrictEdit

The district encompasses 22 contributing buildings the icon of which is the Daniel Burnham-designed Pennsylvania Railroad Station, completed in 1902. It developed between about 1853 and 1915 and includes representative examples of Italianate, Classical Revival, and Chicago School style architecture. In addition to the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, other notable buildings include the Miller Brothers Block (1890), Jacob H. Lichtenfels Building (1890), Charles Sudhoff Building (1893), Benjamin Starr Building (1896), William H. Alford Building (1905), John Roberts Building (1877), R.F.D. Hose House No. 1 (1890), James Shaw Building (1875), and Richmond / Atlas Underwear Building (1910).[3]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 and is also a local conservation district designated by the City of Richmond's Historic Preservation Commission.[2]

Railroad stationEdit

It hosted trains on north-south and east-west trajectories through eastern Indiana:

A previous station at this same location was also a stop on the procession of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train. Indiana Governor, Oliver P. Morton, boarded the train at this stop, and rode it to Indianapolis, where a procession and showing were held.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Burger Overturns Court Order Extending National Limited's Life". The Indianapolis Star. October 1, 1979. p. 6. Retrieved January 12, 2019 – via  
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01. Note: This includes Katherine M. Jourdan (October 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Richmond Railroad Station Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01., Quad map, and Accompanying photographs

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