Union Depot

Union Depot (HM20ZZ)

Location: Muskegon, MI 49440 Muskegon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 13.953', W 86° 15.489'

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The Union Depot opened in 1895 to serve the Chicago & West Michigan Railway; the Muskegon, Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad; and the Toledo, Saginaw & Muskegon Railroad.
A.W. Rush and Son of Grand Rapids designed the Richardson Romanesque station.
Several national political figures paused at the depot during whistle stop campaigns.
In 1896, William Jennings Bryan stopped during the first of three unsuccessful presidential bids.
The 1952 campaign brought Republican vice presidential candidate, and future president, Richard M. Nixon to Muskegon, as well as President Harry S Truman who stopped on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson.
The Union Depot closed in 1971.
It was donated to Muskegon County in 1992 and restored as a visitors' center and museum.
HM NumberHM20ZZ
Year Placed2000
Placed ByMichigan Historical Center & Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 560238 N 4786906
Decimal Degrees43.23255000, -86.25815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 13.953', W 86° 15.489'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 13' 57.18" N, 86° 15' 29.34" W
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Area Code(s)231
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 610-634 W Western Ave, Muskegon MI 49440, US
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