300 Fulton Ave
Opened 1904, Razed 1985
Article by Dana M Clewlow-Bray
The L & N Railway Station downtown was built in a Northern Renaissance style. Characteristics of Northern Renaissance are:
- Stepped gables
- Minimal protrusions
- Pointed arches
Similarities are apparent by viewing other buildings throughout Northern Europe especially Germany, one example is the Schloss-Heidelberg building [photo]. The horizontal facade
of the L& N railway station with minimal protrusions is defined by three pointed arches. The middle arch is similar to the stepped gable that is characteristic of the Northern Renaissance.
The center of the facade is three stories with a high pitched roof; the remainder of the building is two stories. The main floor windows are large arches that contain stained glass windows. The second floor has pairs of small arched windows and on center of the facade
a row of smaller paired windows. The train station at one time had a portico with columns for support. The L & N railway station compliments surrounding buildings of the time such as the Old Jailhouse
properties and the Old Post Office Place.
The building was later used as storage for sand and gravel, and then demolished in 1985.
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