• Creator
  • Herbert M. Flora, photographer
  • Created Date
  • 1880
  • Description
  • This is the third or four railroad depots in Madison, Indiana. In 1848 the railroad bought the old Flint Pork Packing House. A 346-foot train shed was added to the existing building to create a freight terminal nearly a block long. Trains could be driven inside the shed to load and unload freight and passengers. a new and larger facility was needed. Adjacent to the freight terminal a new passenger depot was completed in 1849. The brick buildin... more
    This is the third or four railroad depots in Madison, Indiana. In 1848 the railroad bought the old Flint Pork Packing House. A 346-foot train shed was added to the existing building to create a freight terminal nearly a block long. Trains could be driven inside the shed to load and unload freight and passengers. a new and larger facility was needed. Adjacent to the freight terminal a new passenger depot was completed in 1849. The brick building was 270 feet long with the track entering from the west end, allowing trains to pull inside for the loading and unloading of passengers. Rooftop ventilators allowed the escape of locomotive smoke and steam. In 1895 a new depot was built on First Street. less
  • Format
  • photograph
  • Rights
  • Permission to reproduce this image for other than personal use must be requested from the Director of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Please contact at 615 W. First St., Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-2335; 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 St., Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-2744.