Monday, September 6, 2010
Classic Michigan Railroad Depots
As we cruised through southern Michigan, we sought out old time railroad stations. I enjoy the touch of history, the architecture and the search itself. It's part of our explore America's back roads mentality. You just never know what you're going to find.
This railroad station in Tecumseh was built by the Lake Shore & Michigan Central and the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroads. It's been nicely preserved as a business.
This attractive well preserved 'stick style' two-room depot in Moscow Michigan was completed in October of 1883. It handled the mail, freight and passengers for 2-trains per day for the Michigan & Ohio Railroad's Allegan to Toledo Line.
The line, (and the depot), was closed by the then current owner, the New York Central railroad in about 1930. In 1933, the building became the Moscow Township Hall