1868 St. Johns
This drawing is from an 1868 panoramic view of St. Johns. On the right is the depot built in 1856 and on the left is the turntable and engine house. In June of 1867 there was a big addition put on the roundhouse in St. Johns. It was 40 by 45 feet in size and can also be seen in this view. This was called a repair shop.
This repair shop was located in St. Johns due to being in the center of the Middle Division, which was between Gaines and Ionia. This also made the addition of four more employees.