Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station (Conway)

Also known as: Conway Depot
N side of US 701, Conway, South Carolina

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Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station (Conway)

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Description 

It was built in 1928 by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and is a long, rectangular, one-story, gable-roofed, frame board-and-batten building. It features the wide overhanging eaves and is in the American Craftsman style.

It was last used by the Carolina Southern Railroad as their home office. With the railroad shut down at this time, the current situation is unknown.

From the SCDAH: "The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot is significant architecturally and for its association with the railroad’s impact on the commercial development and growth of Conway. Constructed in 1928, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot is a long, rectangular, one-story, gable-roofed, frame board-and-batten building constructed in a craftsman-influenced style. The building features the wide overhanging eaves (to protect passengers and freight from inclement weather) which are typical of railroad depots of the period. Shaped rafter tails and knee braces supporting the eaves are also typical of the craftsman style. The elevation facing the tracks (east) has a slightly projecting, gable-roofed ticket bay at the street end. A raised loading platform extends the rest of the length of the building. The west elevation has a similar treatment with the exception of the ticket bay. The depot was constructed as a result of a lawsuit filed by the city against Atlantic Coast Line, which required the railroad to remove and reroute the tracks on Main Street in 1928. Listed in the National Register May 18, 1995."

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 18, 1995
Reference number
86003839
NR name
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot
Architectural style
American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman
Areas of significance
Architecture; Transportation; Commerce
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Rail-related
Current function
Rail-related
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1928

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "Description"
  • October 22, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller
  • October 21, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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