Smiths Creek Depot

Summary

The Smiths Creek Depot stood on the Grand Trunk Western Railway, about 10 miles southwest of Port Huron, Michigan. The railroad station was the center of 19th century small-town life. More than a place to catch a train, the depot was where customers sent and received packages and telegrams, caught up on the latest news, and shared gossip.

The Smiths Creek Depot stood on the Grand Trunk Western Railway, about 10 miles southwest of Port Huron, Michigan. The railroad station was the center of 19th century small-town life. More than a place to catch a train, the depot was where customers sent and received packages and telegrams, caught up on the latest news, and shared gossip.

Artifact

Railroad station

Date Made

1858

Creators

Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Smiths Creek 

Creator Notes

Originally constructed in Smiths Creek, Michigan for the Grand Trunk Railway Company. It may have been built by Scottish immigrants Findly McDonald and his brother.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Railroad Junction District

Object ID

29.3059.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)

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