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Once the commercial as well as travel hub of many communities, railroad depots were abandoned or neglected in the thousands with the ascendancy of the automobile as the 20th century wore on.  Many have found new life as restaurants, shops and businesses. Others, including many listed here, are now museums, community centers, and even departure points for tourist or scenic passenger rail lines.  Please tell us about your favorite depot if we haven't listed it here. 
 

Depots Maine - Michigan

 
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  ME
 
Bucksport
  Bucksport Historical Society
 
Main Street
  PO Box 798
 
Bucksport  ME  04416   
  Phone  207 469-2591
  Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.denverrails.com/db/attrcts/stlist.cfm?state=ME
 
Description  local museum in Maine Central RR station
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Depot
  Research /Reading  Library
  Era  1874
  New or Updated:  07/20/2003
 

  ME

  Oakfield

  Oakfield Railroad Museum

  I-95 exit 286

  PO Box 62

  Oakfield   ME    04763    

  Phone   207 757-8575

  Web Site  http://www.ainop.com/users/oakfield.rr/Oakfield-rr-museum.html

  E-mail  mailto:oakfield.rr.museum@ainop.com

  Description  signs, advertising pieces, maps, telegraph, mail carts, caboose, weathervane, original   photos in former station building

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type   Depot

  Industry /Profession Transportation

  Collection N-Z  Photography

  New or Updated:   10/1/2005

 

  MI

  Alden

  Alden Depot Park & Museum

  10670 Coy

  PO Box 204

  Alden  MI   49612    

  Phone  231 331-4274

  Web Site *****

  Alt Web http://www.michigan.org/travel/detail.asp?m=&p=b3969

  Description

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type Depot

  Collection G-M   Model Railroad

  Collection N-Z  Photography

  Era  1908

  New or Updated:  1/9/2007


  Michigan

  Blissfield

  Blissfield Historical Society

  105 North Lane St

  Blissfield  MI   49228    

  Phone  517 486-4816

  Web Site http://www.hsmichigan.org/blissfield/

  Alt Web http://user.mc.net/~louisvw/depot/derfldmi/derfld.htm

  Description  located in twice-relocated passenger depot

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Depot

  New or Updated:  7/27/2007

Michigan
Capac
Capac Community Museum
401 E Kempf Ct
Capac MI 48014
Phone 810 395-2859
Web Site ******
Description feature Kempf Model City, 40 feet long, 4 feet wide
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Depot
Collection G-M Models
New or Updated: 07/01/2003

Michigan
Charlevoix
Charlevoix Historical Society
307 Chicago Ave
PO Box 525
Charlevoix  MI  49720  
 
Phone  231 547-1816
 
Web Site  http://www.chxhistory.com/
  
Description  operates 2 museums - Harsha House & Cepor Museum
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Depot
 
New or Updated:  07/07/2003

  MI
  Coopersville
  Coopersville Area Historical Society
 
363 Main Street
  Coopersville  MI  49404   
 
Phone  616 837-6978
  Web Site  http://www.coopersville.com/museum.html
  Description  memorial to Del Shannon, early rock 'n roller in restored depot with re-                        crated drugstore, railroad memorabilia, more
 
Type of Resource  Museum
  Primary Focus  Famous People
  Building Type  Depot
  Collection G-M  Model Railroad
  New or Updated:  07/26/2003

  MI
 
Durand
 
Michigan Railroad History Museum
 
200 Railroad Street
 
PO Box 106
 
Durand  MI  48429    
 
Phone  989 288-3561
 
Web Site  http://durandstation.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:dusi@durandstation.org
 
Description  railroad museum in still-used depot
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type  Depot
 
Collection G-M  Model Railroad
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
Era      1905
 
Owner/Operator:  Durand Union Station Inc
 
New or Updated:  10/16/2003

  MI
 
Grass Lake
 
Whistle Stop Park Depot
 
210 East Michigan Avenue
 
Grass Lake  MI  49240  
 
Phone  517 522-4384
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://travel.michigan.org/detail.asp?m=2&p=G4841
 
Description  depot in Victorian garden setting
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type  Depot
 
Era      1887
 
New or Updated:  11/19/2003

  MI

  Grand Haven

  Tri-Cities Historical  Museum

  200 Washington Ave

  (depot) 1 N Harbor Drive

  Grand Haven  MI   49417    

  Phone 616 842-0700

  Description  two buildings feature Northwest Ottawa County artifacts from Voyageurs

                     to the present

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Depot

  Industry /Profession Logging

  Collection A-F  Folk Art

  Collection G-M  Models

  New or Updated:  8/30/2007

  MI
 
Grayling
 
Crawford County Historical Museum
 
97 E Michigan Ave
 
PO Box 218
 
Grayling  MI  49738  
 
Phone  517 348-4461
 
Web Site  http://www.grayling-area.com/museum/
 
Description  rooms depict lumbering, trapper's cabin, seamstress, doctor, school,                         grocery, Fred Bear
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Depot
 
New or Updated:  11/20/2003

Michigan
Ironwood
Ironwood Old Depot Museum
150 N Lowell St
PO Box 45
Ironwood MI  49938
Phone 
906 932-1122
Web Site  www.%20portup.com/~joe
E-mail  mailto:chamber@ironwoodmi.org
Description  building houses C of C and museum
Type of Resource  Museum
Building Type  Depot
Nature of Group or Site  Chamber of Commerce

Michigan
Petoskey
Little Traverse History Museum
100 Depot Street
Petoskey MI  49770
Phone 
231 347-2620
Web Site  http://www.petoskeymuseum.org/
E-mail  mailto:info@petoskeymuseum.org
Description  Ernest Hemingway lived here when young, settings for many of his early stories, exhibits on local figures and places; on the waterfront, overlooking the bay in former Chicago & West Michigan RR depot
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type  Depot
Owner/Operator:  Little Traverse Historical Society

Michigan
Pigeon
Pigeon Historical Depot
59 South Main St
Pigeon MI  48755
Phone 
517 453-3242
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot

Michigan
Port Huron
Edison Depot
Edison Parkway
Port Huron MI
Phone
Web Site 
http://phmuseum.org/
E-mail  mailto:depot@phmuseum.org
Description   story of Thomas Edison's childhood and subsequent career as noted inventor
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Famous People
Building Type  Depot

  MI
 
South Lyon
 
Witch's Hat Depot Museum & Historic Village
 
300 Dorothy St
 
McHattie Park
 
South Lyon                 MI     48178    
 
Phone   248 437-9929
 
Web Site  http://www.southlyonmi.org/Attractions/witch.htm
 
Description  city park holds depot, caboose, church & school moved to site
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Building Collection
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
Era  1909
 
Owner/Operator:  City of South Lyon Museum
 
New or Updated:    1/8/2004

  MI
 
St Louis
 
Saint Louis Historical Society
 
110 E Crawford St
 
St Louis MI  48880    
 
Phone   989 681-4636
 
Web Site  http://www.rootsweb.com/~mislahs/home.html
 
Description  local memorabilia
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Depot
 
New or Updated:    1/6/2004
 

  MI

  Sturgis

  Old New York Central Depot

  West Main Street

  Sturgis  MI

  Phone   269 651-3990

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.rivercountry.com/art_history.asp

  Description  former train station holds local museum

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Depot

  Era  1893

  Owner/Operator:  Sturgis Historical Society

  New or Updated: 11/15/2004

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