Acorn In Action: Main Street Station

Main Street Station is an iconic train station that has provided transportation and character to the city of Richmond since 1901. It is now designated as a national historic landmark and has undergone a massive renovation totalling over $95 million. The historic building has faced several trials and renovations in it’s over 100 year history, including severe flood damage and multiple fires. Main Street Station was closed to train activity from 1975 – 2003 due to the damage incurred from Hurricane Agnes, but is once again a thriving station, as well as important event venue in the Richmond area.

Here at Acorn Sign Graphics, we were ecstatic to be apart of the new Main Street Station Master Plan that is actively working towards site renovation and revitalization of the entire area. We produced monumentation, signage, graphics, lettering and more for this historic building. As a local company in Richmond, we enjoy being able to participate in historic moments in our city and contribute towards a better and more accessible future. We are always fascinated by new types of work and being able to creatively integrate inclusion and accessibility into our work. For this project, we created cast metal manhole covers commemorating its 1901 origin, custom door handles, cast architectural lettering and more, all while maintaining code standards and ADA compliance. We revel in the fact that we were able to participate in transitioning Main Street Station into a hub of transportation, communication and innovation in the City of Richmond.

To see more photos of our work with Main Street Station and a list of the sign types we produced, check out our profile at

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