Richmond Railroad Station Historic District
Pennsylvania Railroad Station
|Location||Roughly bounded by Norfolk & Southern RR tracks, N. Tenth St., Elm Pl., N. D St., & Ft. Wayne Ave., Richmond, Indiana|
|Area||11 acres (4.5 ha)|
|Architectural style||Italianate, Classical Revival, etc.|
|NRHP reference #||87001808|
|Added to NRHP||October 8, 1987|
The Richmond Railroad Station Historic District is a group of historic commercial buildings and national historic district located at Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. The district encompasses 22 contributing buildings the icon of which is the Daniel Burnham-designed Pennsylvania Railroad Station, completed in 1902. It developed between about 1853 and 1915 and includes representative examples of Italianate, Classical Revival, and Chicago School style architecture. In addition to the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, other notable buildings include the Miller Brothers Block (1890), Jacob H. Lichtenfels Building (1890), Charles Sudhoff Building (1893), Benjamin Starr Building (1896), William H. Alford Building (1905), John Roberts Building (1877), R.F.D. Hose House No. 1 (1890), James Shaw Building (1875), and Richmond / Atlas Underwear Building (1910).
A previous station at this same location was also a stop on the procession of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train. Indiana Governor, Oliver P. Morton, boarded the train at this stop, and rode it to Indianapolis, where a procession and showing were held.
|Preceding station||Pennsylvania Railroad||Following station|
|Chicago - Cincinnati||
toward St. Louis
|St. Louis - Columbus||
toward Mackinaw City
|Mackinaw City - Richmond||Terminus|
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