Station Square Clock - Clearwater, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 27° 57.948 W 082° 47.892
17R E 323124 N 3094715
Quick Description: This clock is located at the site of Clearwater's First Train Station.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/7/2010 9:27:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM8BGC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This site is the location of three early Clearwater train depots. Clearwater's first depot was a Russian style structure built in 1888 by immigrant Peter A. Demens for his narrow gauge Orange Belt Railway.

In 1893 the Orange Belt was reorganized as the Sanford and St. Petersburg Railroad and operated by investors. In 1895 the line was bought by the Plant System and converted to standard gauge. The original Russian style depot was replaced with a larger, wooden depot, Clearwater's second.

After Henry Plant's death in 1899, the Plant System was taken over by the Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Railroad in 1902. Clearwater's third and last station on this site was a brick structure built by the ACL in 1910 and lasted for many years until torn down in the 1960's. On July 1, 1967, he ACL merged with the Seaboard Air Line to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad which is now the CSX Railroad.

The clock was placed either in 2008 or 2009.
Status: Working

Display: Free Standing

Year built: Not listed

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