Lincoln Train Depot

The last remaining depot of its kind in northeastern Michigan

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Facts about the Lincoln Train Depot:

  • The Lincoln Depot, the last remaining depot of its kind in northeastern Michigan
  • Lonely reminder of Michigan's former dependence on the railroads that snaked up and down the state.
  • Wood structure has been standing since the 1880's.
  • Lincoln Train Depot (originally called the West Harrisville Depot) was built in 1886 by the Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad.
  • The Depot is located on Lake Street in Lincoln and served the community and the surrounding area until 1929.
  • First rail service to this area passed through Lincoln from the south and continued north through Ossineke to Alpena.
  • Was a private residence from about 1930 until now being owned by the Lincoln Downtown Development Authority.
  • In December of 1998, the Lincoln Depot was officially recognized as a Michigan Historic Site.
  • January 6, 1999, the Friends of Lincoln Depot became affiliated with the Alcona Historical Society.
  • The building is structurally sound, and its restoration and use as a museum and historical site broaden the range of historical attractions available in the local area.

Lincoln Depot Contact Information:
Kristin Benghauser

Harrisville Depot Website

Contact Us:

Alcona Historical Society, P.O. Box 174, Harrisville, MI 48740