the richmond main street train station was built in 1901. the train station was designed by architects wilson, harris, and richards in the second renaisance revival style. this historic landmark is listed on the national register of historic places. for those interested in architecture the main street train station is worth a look when in the shockoe bottom area of richmond.
During my walk around Richmond, I enjoyed a great dose of Americana in the 17th Street Farmer's market, a wonderful lunch at Papa Ningo, and was ready for my after lunch nap when we ventured over to the Main Street Station in the heart of Richmond. This old gal opened at the turn of the 20th century, and still looks as beautiful as the day she opened. From my tour guide's information, it was not the smoothest of rides for this particular station, as in the late 60's it became flooded and was forced to close. Since that time, it has been used as an office building, a shopping mall, and finally restored back to its heritage as a commuter train hub for the surrounding cities. The interior of the building is in immaculate condition, as it is under a major renovation project. There are still remnants of a time long passed when riding the rails was a sheik and exciting experience. I would definitely urge a visit to the Main Street Station as you walk the city of Richmond!
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