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Henry Flagler’s Train Depot in Jupiter

Posted by Nicole Richards on Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 3:05pm.


Many that live in Jupiter, Florida are acquainted with the story of Henry Flagler’s railroad which converted to the Florida East Coast Railroad. The train depot served the public well for many years since the year of 1915!

The 22-by-53 foot historic train depot is now situated at Sawfish Bay Park in Jupiter with very close proximity to its original location and was famous for a stopping point throughout the early days of Flagler’s railroad. The proposal is to turn the 1915 Henry Flagler train depot into a museum and to be rented by civic groups, all this was endorsed on Tuesday by the Town Council. While the depot was used to load and unload passengers and freight, the single-story structure is inspiring and keeping history of this site is very important to our local community.

Volunteers, the Town of Jupiter and Tequesta, the Loxahatchee Guild, The Florida East Coast Railway and the FEC Society are all working very hard to reestablish this historic train depot at Sawfish Bay Park, a town owned waterfront park on the east side of Alternate State Road A1A that is just north of Center Street. The roof has just been installed with new white diamond shaped shingles and the town is aiming to raise money to gut the entire inside and build new doors and a deck and more.

Volunteers are working hard to make it operational to open the museum on Aug. 1, in honor of the 100th anniversary of when the depot was first used.

To make a contribution or volunteer to do work at the train depot, emial: loxahatcheeguild@gmail.com

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