Chatsworth Depot

N. 1st Avenue, Chatsworth, GA

Railroad depot

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Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in July 2010

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Description 

Tracks for the L&N Railroad were laid through Murray County in 1905. Because of the Georgia Talc Company’s location, a train depot was built in 1906 (I have also seen a reference that said 1909). By the 1970’s the Chatsworth Depot was only one still open in Murray County. In 1990, the depot was moved next to the Wright Hotel and restoration was started. The depot now houses railroad memorabilia and a museum for the talc industry.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 2005
Reference number
05000693
NR name
Chatsworth Downtown Historic District
Architectural styles
Victorian: Romanesque; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Commerce; Community Planning and Development; Politics/Government; Transportation
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Multiple dwelling; Professional; Meeting hall; Correctional facility; Religious structure; Theater; Manufacturing facility
Current functions
Multiple dwelling; Professional; Meeting hall; Correctional facility; Religious structure; Manufacturing facility; Rail-related
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1905; 1913; 1916
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 46
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing objects: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 28
Non-contributing objects: 1

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Georgia (3,038)
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Murray County, Georgia (25)
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Update Log 

  • July 5, 2010: Added by Eddie Douthitt

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