Old Railroad Station in North Madison

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Old Railroad Station in North Madison


Railroad stations-North Madison-Indiana; Railroads-Indiana


Built in 1908 and located near State Road 7 on the Hilltop, near Johnson Lake on Cragmont Street and demolished in 1968. Bushrod W. Taylor, Superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Louisville gave directions for the building of the station. It was for many years a busy center for passenger travel between Madison and Indianapolis. At the height of railroad passenger travel between the two cities about three trips were made daily. The "Spanish style" depot sold its last passenger ticket in 1936. The last official passenger train with no mixed freight cars was July 1, 1931. Built with a definite Spanish flair, the corners once sported gargoyles on the roof and there was iron scrollwork beneath the structure's eaves. Neglect began to take its toll and in 1968 the city condemned it and notified its owner, Boyce Morrow, to either repair the building or tear it down as it constituted a hazard. Early in March a local contractor began to pull it down. The Indianapolis Historical Society purchased parts of the building with the intent of incorporating these parts into a historical display of railroads. The bricks were purchased by a Warsaw farm implement dealer for use in construction of a home.


Harry Lemen, photographer


Madison Courier; Historical files; Reference table for St. Patrick's Reference Map of locations from the early 1900's to 1986.


Picture taken 1928


Madison-Jefferson County Public Library


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Photograph taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, using No. 130 film. Resulting negative (2.875in x 4.875in) scanned at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge.


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Harry Lemen, photographer, "Old Railroad Station in North Madison," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #29, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/29 (accessed May 22, 2015).