The Punta Gorda Train Depot, built in 1928, is the sole survivor of the 6 depots built by the Atlantic Coast Line in Mediterranean Revival style.
The building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed mainly to handle freight. The passenger area occupies a small portion of the northern end of the building.
Separate ticket windows, waiting rooms and bathrooms reflect the segregation practiced at that time.
The building was obtained by the Punta Gorda Historical Society through the generosity of Fred Babcock. Restoration of the building is complete. The Antique Mall is now in the large freight room. The Antique Mall features over twenty independent booths. There is a wide selection of antiques, collectible items and just fascinating stuff from the past. Income generated by the mall is used to maintain the building and keep it open to the public.
Click here to see pictures of the Dedication of the Train Depot's Historic Marker.
1009 Taylor Road Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (941) 639-6774 Directions