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Once the commercial as well as travel hub of many communities, railroad depots were abandoned or neglected in the thousands with the ascendancy of the automobile as the 20th century wore on.  Many have found new life as restaurants, shops and businesses. Others, including many listed here, are now museums, community centers, and even departure points for tourist or scenic passenger rail lines.  Please tell us about your favorite depot if we haven't listed it here. 

 

 

Depots Virginia - Washington

 
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  VA
 
Abingdon
 
Arts Depot
 
314 Depot Square
 
Abingdon   VA 24210
 
Phone   276 628-9091
 
Web Site  http://www.abingdonartsdepot.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:artsdepot@naxs.net
 
Description  artists studios, 2 galleries, classes in former freight depot
 
Type of Resource   Gallery
 
Primary Focus  Arts
 
Building Type   Depot
 
New or Updated:   1/15/2004

  VA
 
Abingdon
 
Historical Society of Washington County VA
 
306 Depot Square
 
Abingdon                            VA  24212    
 
Phone
 
Web Site  http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Evawashin/historic.htm
 
Description  society primarily genealogy oriented
 
Type of Resource   Historical Related Organization
 
Primary Focus  History  Resource
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:    1/15/2004

  VA
 
Danville
 
Danville Science Center
 
677 Craighead Street
 
Danville    VA   24541
 
Phone   804 791-5160
 
Web Site  http://www.dsc.smv.org/
 
Description  hands on science exhibits, butterfly greenhouse in former SRR Passenger
 
Type of Resource   Science
 
Primary Focus  Science Museum
 
Building Type   Depot
 
New or Updated:   6/6/2004

Virginia
Front Royal
Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
414 East Main Street
Front Royal VA  22630
Phone 
540 635-5788
Web Site http://www.shenvalley.com/sv2/vacation/attractions.shtml
Toll Free  800 338-2576
E-mail  mailto:http://visitfr@shentel.net/
Description  visitor center in Southern Railroad Station, which once served six trains a day
Type of Resource  Tourism Information
Primary Focus  Visitor Center
Building Type  Depot
Nature of Group or Site  Chamber of Commerce
Era  1890

  VA
 
Manassas
 
Historic Manassas Visitor's Center
 
9431 West Street
 
Manassas   VA 20110
 
Phone   703 361-6599
 
Web Site  http://historicmanassasinc.org/vcenter/visit.htm
 
Toll Free  877 848-3018
 
E-mail  mailto:hmi@erols.com
 
Description  still active passenger depot features information & railroad heritage gallery
 
Type of Resource   Tourism Information
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Kind of Activity   Visitor Center
 
Era  1914
 
Owner/Operator:  Historic Manassas Inc
 
New or Updated:   6/22/2004

 

 

 

 

  WA
 
Black Diamond
 
Black Diamond Museum
 
32627 Railroad Ave
 
Black Diamond   WA    98010
 
Phone   360 886-2327
 
Web Site  ***** 
 
Alt Web  http://www.experiencewashington.com/redir.aspx?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hi   storylink.org%2foutput.CFM%3ffile_ID%3d2332
 
Description  several exhibits featuring local coal mining history
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Industry /Profession Coal
 
New or Updated:  5/26/2004

  WA
  Dayton
 
Dayton Historical Depot Society
 
222 East Commercial Street
 
PO Box 1881
 
Dayton  WA   99328 
 
Phone   509 382-2026
 
Web Site  http://dayton.bmi.net/
 
Description  Dayton's Historical Depot, located at 2nd and Commercial St was originally built in 1881 and designed in the fashionable Stick / Eastlake style, it is now the oldest surviving passenger station in Washington State.
The Depot Museum depicts the intriguing history of Columbia County and Washington state through permanent and rotating exhibits. (text courtesy of Dayton Depot Historical Society)

 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Era  1881
 
New or Updated:    6/21/2004

 

  WA

  Tenino

  Tenino Depot Museum

  Tenino Depot Museum

  Tenino   WA  98589    

  Phone   360 264-4321

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.shermanmuseum.org/wash_history.html - Tenino

  Description  relocated depot now holds wooden money press, logging & quarry tools,

                    doctor's office

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Depot

  Collection G-M  Model Railroad

  New or Updated: 8/2/2004

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