Old Railroad Depot-West First Street between Vine and Mill Streets-621 West First Street

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Title

Old Railroad Depot-West First Street between Vine and Mill Streets-621 West First Street

Subject

Railroad stations-Madison-Indiana; Railroads-Indiana

Description

"In 1893 the railroad bought the whole block on First Street from Vine to Mill Streets and built the depot and moved it in 1894"-Madison Courier, November 28, 1981. The station was used for passenger service until June 22, 1935. It was used for freight services but by the 1950's it had become obsolete and stood vacant for a few years. In the 1962 city directory the building was occupied by the Wilson Brothers Storage Company and Wilco Electric Company was later located in the building. In 1986 the Jefferson County Historical Society announced in the Madison Courier plans to purchase the building from Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L. Wilson for the purpose of restoring the building to its busiest period circa 1900. The building is still maintained by that organization.

Creator

Harry Lemen, photographer

Source

Historical Files; Jefferson County Historical Society; Madison Courier

Date

Built in 1894; picture taken 1927

Contributor

Madison-Jefferson County Public Library

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image for other than personal use must be requested from the Director of the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library. Please contact at 420 W. Main Street Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-2744

Format

Scanned from negative taken to preserve earlier photo, 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.

Type

Still image

Identifier

"Lemen1014-dtdepot"

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Citation

Harry Lemen, photographer, "Old Railroad Depot-West First Street between Vine and Mill Streets-621 West First Street," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #33, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/33 (accessed April 24, 2014).