The Historic Orlando Amtrak Station Rehabilitation Project won a Golden Brick Award at the Downtown Orlando Partnership’s annual awards event.
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:
- Restoring the exterior façade
- Repairing the tile roof and restoring the twin domes
- Repairing the stucco and repainting the entire building in a historically accurate color
- Repairing historic doors, windows, and exterior light fixtures.
- Replacing non-original doors, windows, exterior light fixtures with custom-made, historically accurate ones
- Constructing new sidewalks and handicap ramps to meet ADA requirements
- Providing new planters, landscaping and irrigation
- Relocating the air conditioning system, allowing the original entrance on the side of the building to be reopened.