Ron Campbell and Jaqueline Hoist took an engaging look at one of America’s most recognizable and endearing building types, the train depot. For most cities the depot was the center of commerce, information and transportation. Created across America by the railroad companies, this first corporate building type oftentimes became the landmark identity of the community it served.

Travel through time from the earliest utilitarian depots of the 1850s to the grand terminals at the peak of passenger service with preservation architects/planners Ron Campbell and Jackie Hoist. Recall the memories and explore the future legacy of these ‘lighthouses’ along the rivers of steel. Ron Campbell and Jackie Hoist are members of the American Institute of Architects and authors of a book on historical train depots.

The presentation was held at Lourdes University and was part of their Lifelong Learning program.