K & M  Depot  1907

I grew up around the old Kanawha & Michigan Depot,  but by then it was called the New York Central Depot, for the NYC Railway who was now the owner.    This Depot was located at the end of Broad Street (now Leon Sullivan Way) near the railroad tracks.  It was right across the street from the Elk Hotel and my Uncles beer-joint, "Bernie's".  The depot was built in 1897 and included a warehouse just across Broad Street that is now the Farmers Market.  See the warehouse here . Many people forget that just a block down the street sat a beautiful house on the corner of Broad & Lewis that used the exact same materials as the Depot. Same red tiled roof,  same Turret, same brick.  There's no doubt in my mind that a connection existed between these two structures,  but to this day I don't know what they were. The Depot was torn down in 1975 to make way for the Interstate.  The house was torn down many years before that as I recall.


See another page that includes the K & M Railroad Bridge HERE

 

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