That Venice is well-known around the country owes much to the Venice Train Depot and its primary uses until the 1990s when trains ceased to come to Venice.
When completed in 1927, the depot served as the destination for potential home buyers lured by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the union promoting Venice as a special place to visit and as a retirement community planned by the famed Harvard-trained city planner John Nolen. It also brought building supplies, food and other goods to the growing city.
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