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Amtrak Kissimmee, Fla., station, 1970s.

Color slide showing the Amtrak station in Kissimmee, Fla.; image probably dates to the 1970s.

Amtrak Kissimmee, Fla., station, 1970s.

There is no sign in this image clearly identifying the location of this structure, but comparisons with contemporary photographs strongly indicate that it is the historic Kissimmee depot. It was built in 1910 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

Building renovations were undertaken in 1976 and again in 1988. As part of the second rehabilitation, which was led by the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, more than 120 workers and volunteers graded the parking lot to facilitate drainage, rebuilt the loading dock and decorated it with latticework, cleaned and painted the building, and installed landscaping. During the rehabilitation project, workers discovered a pot-bellied stove and an antique casket loader. Much of the construction material was donated, and additional monies were obtained through community fundraising.

Photographer: Unknown for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.