Former Nappanee train depot

100_2395The former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line, now owned by CSX, came through Nappanee in Elkhart on its trek across northern Indiana and ultimately to Chicago. Nappanee had a train station and the building is still standing as shown in this photo. It is a beautiful building so typical of depots built in that era. Located just west of Main Street and south of the town square, the depot building was built in 1910. You can find an old photo through an online search of “Nappanee train station” which shows both the old depot and the new one when it was being built. The old depot was a wooden frame structure. Today the old Nappanee train depot is used by Open Door, a social services agency helping those in need in various ways.

 

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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