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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Main Street Station - 1910

Main Street Station, roughly 48 years before the construction of I-95/Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike would obscure this view forever. Main Street Station was built in 1901, and passenger service continued until the mid 70s. The building survived a major fire in 1983, and a failed mall a few years later. Passenger service returned in 2003. I especially like the horse cart in this photo that says "PHONE 1203" with a backwards N. Click the photo for the high resolution image.


Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress

3 comments:

  1. Fantastic view of the train shed and building. Can't see it from that angle today thanks the the old RPT.

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  2. Where is the phone 1203 carriage

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  3. Towards the bottom left of the picture.

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