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Historic train depot in Taylor County turns 100

Historic train depot in Taylor County turns 100
Historic train depot in Taylor County turns 100
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TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A historic location in Taylor County celebrated 100 years on Monday. 

The Live Oak, Perry and Gulf Train Depot was built in 1918.  

At one point, the future of the landmark was at risk, but locals and supporters from out-of-town pushed to preserve and restore it.

The city bought the building, which was dedicated as "Perry Historic Station" in 2009.

Now, a florist is on one end of the building, and a coffee shop is on the other.

The Taylor County Historical Society said the train depot turned Perry into a social hub in the early 1900s. 

"Back then, it was where everyone came. We got on the train, off the train, you got your goods and it's just translated with it being a business incubator now that it can continue that legacy of giving back to the community, being a place where people can gather and enjoy themselves," said Angela Castelucci, Secretary of the Taylor County Historical Society. "Just really brings us together."  

The historical society hosted a walking tour of the depot, which started at 6:30 p.m. Monday. 

The city will also dedicate a new historical marker for the depot.