Columbiaville Depot Historical

Columbiaville Depot Historical (HM1WZL)

Location: Columbiaville, MI 48421 Lapeer County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 9.355', W 83° 24.535'

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In the nineteenth century, railroads provided the prime transportation link between small villages and the rest of the country. The first Columbiaville depot was built near this site in 1872. In 1893 William Peter (1824-1899) replaced that structure with this small Romanesque inspired depot with its rounded-arch, beveled-glass windows. Peter, Columbiaville's dominant merchant and a millionaire lumber baron, built the new depot in an effort to spur the development of the village and assure the continued growth of his many businesses. By prior agreement, he gave the building to the Detroit-Bay City Railroad Company in exchange for having a line run through the community. The property was deeded to the company for one dollar in 1893. It served as a train station until 1964. The depot now houses the Columbiaville Rotary Club and a public library.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1981
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304146 N 4780946
Decimal Degrees43.15591667, -83.40891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 9.355', W 83° 24.535'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 9' 21.3" N, 83° 24' 32.1" W
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Area Code(s)810
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4300-4446 1st St, Columbiaville MI 48421, US
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