Friday, August 27, 2010

Hobart Then and Now: Pennsy Depot

First, circa 1909 and 2010.

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Historical images in this post are courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

Pictured at the top is the original frame depot serving the Pennsylvania Railroad line (Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway), which stood until about 1911, I believe, when it was torn down and replaced by the brick structure still standing today. It appears that the frame depot was not in precisely the same spot as the brick one, since the church in the background hasn't moved. This image is on display at the Hobart Historical Society Museum on a postcard postmarked 1909, hence my rough estimate of its date.

Next, circa 1914 and 2010.



This is the brick depot that replaced the frame one. Now it houses the Hobart Chamber of Commerce.


Janice said...

Still a big fan of the then and now pictures. Last time I was at the station, it was a gift shop. . .

Ainsworthiana said...

Yes, I remember that gift shop.

The depot is supposedly haunted: