Also, in the early 20th century, the train depot played a role in the development of the citrus industry in the Lutz area. Citrus growers would transport their crops to the depot, where they could be shipped to markets throughout the country.
Over time, as automobile travel became more popular, the demand for train travel decreased. The Lutz train depot eventually closed in the 1960s and fell into disrepair but restored later. The depot has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and is used as a community center for events and gatherings.
Source: Travel for Taste; See also History of Lutz