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Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum

Defiance Passenger Depot

 

This exhibit uses photos, artifacts, and handwritten accounts to describe the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad passenger depot in Defiance.  It highlights the passenger depot, freight house, interlocking tower, motor car shed, and water tower.  The exhibit explains how the depot was used, where it was located, its importance to the railroad itself and to the Defiance community, and why this structure is now gone.

Showcased are artifacts from the former Defiance passenger depot, which curtailed services in 1971, and was burned by vandals in 2005.  A variety of related artifacts add to the story of the importance of the B & O Railroad to the development and growth of Defiance.