Culver train depot still used today

A history buff such as myself is sad to see old train stations just torn down. But it is a reality to face. Thankfully, though, some have been remodeled or converted into different uses, such as the train depot in Culver, Marshall County. A fire destroyed the original wooden depot in 1920, which was named Marmont, the original name of the town before it was changed to Culver in 1896. A new brick depot was built, though not in the exact same location. It opened in September 1925 for the Vandalia Railroad, later owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad. Passenger trains stopped running sometime around the 1950s or possibly the 1960s. The depot was in disrepair for a while and tearing it down was an option certainly considered. But the Lions Club came to the rescue and had the building renovated and turned into a community center for Culver. There is a town park nearby and beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee too. Nice to see an old building still have a use in the modern world. I have a photo I will share later where the right of way for the railroad can be seen going through a wooded area.

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Former train station in Culver, Marshall County.

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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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