Here's another one of those Ebay photos that were shot by a gentleman who drove around Lorain in the summer of 1986 and captured the city as it looked back then on film. This shot is of the long-gone Lorain train station. I was frankly surprised that it had lasted that long, all the way into the mid-1980's.
Here is the current view.
Although you can't tell from the photo, I was standing on the short stretch of old Broadway pavement that was bypassed by the Frank Nardini railroad underpass. You can see a bit of the barricade right before the dead-end in the bottom of my photo.
I posted one of my high school drawings of the station back here.
It's a shame (gee, I say that a lot on this blog) that the old train station is gone. But unless the residents of a city decide that something old is worth saving, and organize to make it happen, then a lot of historical buildings will continue to be torn down, along with the city's heritage.