Monday, August 3, 2009

Toledo And Ohio Central Railroad Station - Columbus, Ohio

379 West Broad Street - From the on site Ohio Historical Marker:

The only remaining Columbus railroad station. The Toledo & Ohio Central (T&OC) Railroad Station was constructed in 1895 and was the departure point for William McKinley when he left for Washington D.C. to be sworn in as president. Designed by noted Columbus architects Joseph Warren Yost & Frank L. Packard, the pagoda style roof and tower have become Columbus icons. By 1900, the T&OC was purchased by rival Hocking Valley Railroad and in 1911 the tracks were elevated above Broad Street. Later the New York Central Railroad gained control and used the station until 1930 when passenger service was transferred to Union Station in Columbus. Restored after the 1913 Flood and major fires in 1910 and 1975, the station was headquarters for the Central Ohio Volunteers of America from 1930 to 2003. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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