Station: Clarkston, MI

GTW Clarkston MI Depot GTW Clarkston MI Depot GTW Clarkston Depot GTW Clarkston MI Depot GTW Clarkston MI Depot Clarkston was settled about 1830 with a sawmill. It became a village in 1884. [MPN]

Clarkston's station was located on the former Detroit & Milwaukee railroad (later GTW/ CN)  in southwest Independence Township, about eight miles northwest of downtown Pontiac in Oakland County.

Photo Info: Top, the GTW depot at Clarkston. This depot was known as a "witches hat" depot because of its conical roof design. [Fred Riess collection]. 2nd photo, the same depot with a broader view. [Alan Loftis collection]. 3rd photo, a better view of the depot at Clarkston. 4th photo, another version of the depot in 2004. [Frank Riess]. 5th photo, the original depot at Clarkston, built in 1851. This depot burned down around 1890. The witch's hat depot was then built to replace it but it also burned down in 1923. A third depot (3rd photo) was built in 1923. [Alan Loftis collection]


Time Line

1917: The GTW had a station agent here during the day. [TRT]

Station: Clarkston, MI

GTW Clarkston MI Depot GTW Clarkston MI Depot GTW Clarkston Depot GTW Clarkston MI Depot GTW Clarkston MI Depot Clarkston was settled about 1830 with a sawmill. It became a village in 1884. [MPN]

Clarkston's station was located on the former Detroit & Milwaukee railroad (later GTW/ CN)  in southwest Independence Township, about eight miles northwest of downtown Pontiac in Oakland County.

Photo Info: Top, the GTW depot at Clarkston. This depot was known as a "witches hat" depot because of its conical roof design. [Fred Riess collection]. 2nd photo, the same depot with a broader view. [Alan Loftis collection]. 3rd photo, a better view of the depot at Clarkston. 4th photo, another version of the depot in 2004. [Frank Riess]. 5th photo, the original depot at Clarkston, built in 1851. This depot burned down around 1890. The witch's hat depot was then built to replace it but it also burned down in 1923. A third depot (3rd photo) was built in 1923. [Alan Loftis collection]


Time Line

1917: The GTW had a station agent here during the day. [TRT]

Bibliography

The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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