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Downtown South’s Historic Orlando Train Station wins Golden Brick Award

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The Historic Orlando Amtrak Station Rehabilitation Project won a Golden Brick Award at the Downtown Orlando Partnership’s annual awards event.

MacBeth Golden Brick photo 2016

From Left to Right: Matt Taylor (Orlando Health), Claudia Korobkoff (City of Orlando Transportation Planning), Leah Nash (Downtown South), Richard Forbes (City of Orlando Historic Preservation), Mark Newman (Collage Companies), Commissioner Patty Sheehan (City of Orlando), Sarah Elbadri (Downtown South)

Located at 1400 Sligh Boulevard [Gmap], this historic train station was designed by architect M. A. Griffith for Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and built in 1926 at a cost of $300,000. Nearly 90 years later, the $2.1M Orlando Amtrak Historic Train Station Rehabilitation Project brings this iconic Orlando Historic Landmark and transportation hub back to life for a new generation of rail riders.


This project restored and repaired the historic station’s original Mission Revival architectural details, increased the capacity of the station’s lobby and waiting area, and enhanced the station’s access by reopening the lobby’s north doors and making much needed ADA-related upgrades.

The nine-month rehabilitation project included the following:

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