Big Four Depot
for an overpass to carry vehicles over those very railroad tracks for which the depot existed. I was inside the station once, early in my teens. I possess a hazy memory of the vastness and wooden bench-style seating with high backs.
While a postcard likeness is displayed here, an artist’s rendering of the depot hangs over the desk in my home, making its fabulous description easily implantable into the history of the fictitious town of Havens, Ohio, created for Wrenn Grayson Mysteries.
The train depot mentioned in Deadly Homecoming at Rosemont, A Wrenn Grayson Mystery, is patterned after the Big Four passenger depot constructed in my hometown of Springfield, Ohio. The town celebrated the opening of the depot on June 6, 1911. By 1928, Springfield boasted 26 through passenger trains daily. The depot employed 650 people at its peak and could accommodate more than 120,000 passengers.
Sadly, the depot was demolished in February 1969 to make way
The Rest is History