Seaboard Air Line Railroad Station
1300 W. Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 - United States
The Seaboard Air Line Railway Station was built between1926-27 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This Mediterranean Revival structure was designed by Gustav A. Maass, an innovative architect from Louisiana. In 1927, over 30 years after Henry Flagler had brought the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) into South Florida, the Seaboard Airline Railway (SAL) became the second railroad line serving the region when the Orange Blossom Special arrived on January 8.
The station is typical of many terminal buildings constructed during the “Boom” period of the 1920s. It is essentially unchanged, except for minor interior alterations. In 1942, the Army Air Corps took over the warehouses to store materials for building the base in Boca Raton.
Under the management of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society, the South Florida Railway Museum is located in the historic former Seaboard Air Line Station. Its goal is to preserve the history of railroads in southern Florida, and educate the public about the importance of railroads in the region, past and present.
The Railroad Museum is located in the train station and contains hundreds of railroad related artifacts from the era.
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