Chatham Southern Railway Depot

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Chatham Southern Railway Depot
Chatham Southern Railway Depot.jpg
Northern end of the depot
Chatham Southern Railway Depot is located in Virginia
Chatham Southern Railway Depot
Chatham Southern Railway Depot is located in the United States
Chatham Southern Railway Depot
Location340 Whitehead St., Chatham, Virginia
Coordinates36°49′15″N 79°24′9″W / 36.82083°N 79.40250°W / 36.82083; -79.40250Coordinates: 36°49′15″N 79°24′9″W / 36.82083°N 79.40250°W / 36.82083; -79.40250
AreaLess than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1919 (1919)
NRHP reference No.15000550[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 24, 2015

The Chatham Southern Railway Depot is a historic train station at 340 Whitehead Street in Chatham, Virginia.

Built in 1918-19 by the Southern Railway, it was a major hub of the city's economic activity until passenger service was discontinued in 1965, and freight service in 1975.

The building is a long rectangular single story masonry structure, from which a polygonal tower rises on 1-1/2 stories on the track side. It has a hipped roof with flared eaves supported by large wooden brackets.

It has been owned by the Pittsylvania County Historical Society since 2001, which plans to restore the building and use it as a veterans' museum.[2][3]

The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Chatham Southern Railway Depot" (PDF). Virginia DHR. Retrieved 2015-09-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Veteran's History Project at the Chatham Train Station". Pittsylvania County Historical Society. Retrieved 10 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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