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Southern Railway System Depot

  • Also Known As: Memphis and Charleston Railroad Co. Passenger Depot

  • Address: 330 Church St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1860/00/00 Memphis and Charleston Railroad Owner Designed by Gabriel Jordan Jr of Luray, Virginia the Huntsville Depot is built for the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. They used the Huntsville Depot as its eastern division headquarters.
1862/00/00 During the American Civil War, Huntsville is occupied by Union forces as a strategic point on the railroad. The depot is used as a prison for Confederate soldiers. Graffiti left by the soldiers can still be seen on the walls.
1968/03/30 Southern Railway Company Owner The Huntsville Depot last regularly scheduled passenger train, Southern Railway's The Tennessean, pulls out of the station one last time.

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Particulars for Southern Railway System Depot:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Arms storage
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Criminal Justice Correctional Facility
Area of Significance Health-medicine
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Pedestrian Related
Owner Private
Level of Significance State
Area of Significance Transportation



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 10th September 1971

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Southern Railway System Depot
Registry Address: 330 Church St.
Registry Number: 71000101
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Commerce, Transportation, Military, Health-medicine, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1860
Historic Function: Transportation, Government, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Correctional facility, Pedestrian related, Arms storage
Current Function: Commerce, Trade, Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Rail-related

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