Joseph Hinson

About Me 

Email: joethephotog [at] yahoo [dot] com
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joethephotog/

From Lancaster, SC, now in Columbia, SC with my wife adn kids

Recent Updates 

Old Lancaster County Courthouse (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Superb craftsmanship, the building was in constant use as a courthouse from 1828 to 2008.
March 6, 2017: Updated by Joseph Hinson: Added "old" to name to denote it is no longer an active court house
Leroy Springs House (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Once residence to local textile magnate; now office for Lancaster Co. Council of the Arts
March 6, 2017: Updated by Joseph Hinson: Added three new photos
Leroy Springs House (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Once residence to local textile magnate; now office for Lancaster Co. Council of the Arts
March 6, 2017: New photos
Nitrolee Dam (Chester County, South Carolina)
Built in early 1900s by Duke Power
February 24, 2017: Added
Lancaster and Chester Railway (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Long running South Carolina shortline railroad
November 12, 2016: Essay added
Lancaster and Chester Railway (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Long running South Carolina shortline railroad
November 8, 2016: Essay added
Lancaster and Chester Railway (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Long running South Carolina shortline railroad
November 8, 2016: Essay added
Lancaster and Chester Railway (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Long running South Carolina shortline railroad
November 8, 2016: New photo
Old Lancaster Post Office (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Old post office in downtown Lancaster.
November 6, 2016: Added
Springs Mill Lancaster Complex (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Once called the largest cotton mill under one roof, the mill was shut down in 2003 and demolished by 2005.
September 3, 2016: New photos
Springs Memorial Hospital (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
225-bed, all-private room facility
September 3, 2016: Added
Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Lancaster County, South Carolina)

September 3, 2016: Updated by Joseph Hinson: added more exact address, linked landmark to nearby church
Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church (Lancaster County, South Carolina)

September 3, 2016: Added
St. Catherine Catholic Church (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
A beautiful house of worship in Lancaster, SC
September 3, 2016: Added
Lancaster and Chester Railway (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Long running South Carolina shortline railroad
August 3, 2016: Essay added
Lancaster and Chester Railway (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Long running South Carolina shortline railroad
June 10, 2016: New photos
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (Richland County, South Carolina)

April 9, 2016: New photo
Heath Springs Depot (Lancaster County, South Carolina)

June 8, 2015: New photo
Hartsville Passenger Station (Darlington County, South Carolina)

September 29, 2014: New photos
Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot (Kershaw County, South Carolina)
Railroad station on CSX track
September 28, 2014: New photos
Adluh Flour (Richland County, South Carolina)
A historic building still in operation
May 14, 2014: Photo imported
Hartsville Passenger Station (Darlington County, South Carolina)

February 17, 2014: Updated by Joseph Hinson: Finally added two pictures of this landmark and also relayed some encouraging news.
Hartsville Passenger Station (Darlington County, South Carolina)

February 17, 2014: Photo imported
Greer Depot (Greenville County, South Carolina)

December 21, 2013: Photo imported
Belton Depot (Anderson County, South Carolina)
Former railroad depot once saw 85 trains daily.
December 15, 2013: Updated by Joseph Hinson: Added two new photographs, editted Description
Belton Depot (Anderson County, South Carolina)
Former railroad depot once saw 85 trains daily.
December 15, 2013: Photo imported
Seaboard Air Line Passenger Depot (Richmond County, North Carolina)
Historic Hamet Depot gets a new lease on life
October 26, 2013: Photo imported
Southern Railway Depot (York County, South Carolina)
Two story passenger station demolished for "urban renewal."
September 5, 2013: New photos
Leroy Springs House (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Once residence to local textile magnate; now office for Lancaster Co. Council of the Arts
September 3, 2013: Photo imported
Bryson City Railroad Depot (Swain County, North Carolina)
Railroad depot in use by the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
September 3, 2013: Added
Lavonia Railroad Station (Franklin County, Georgia)
A former Southern Railway station sees new use as a welcome center.
August 26, 2013: Photo imported
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station (Myrtle Beach) (Horry County, South Carolina)
Railroad station opened before there was officially a town nearby.
August 14, 2013: Updated by Joseph Hinson: Found a photo via Wikipedia and also wrote a history of the depot.
Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Business Office (Moore County, North Carolina)
HQ for local shortline railroad
July 18, 2013: Added
Lancaster and Chester Railway (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Long running South Carolina shortline railroad
July 10, 2013: Updated by Joseph Hinson: Finished the self-guided tour of the original 29 miles of the railroad for watching and photographing trains.
Cheraw & Darlington Railroad Depot (Darlington County, South Carolina)
Restored freight and passenger depot
July 8, 2013: Added
Seaboard Air Line Freight Depot (Chester County, South Carolina)
ex-SAL depot now houses a surface transportation museum
June 29, 2013: Added
Lancaster and Chester Railway (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Long running South Carolina shortline railroad
June 27, 2013: New video
Patrick Depot (Chesterfield County, South Carolina)

June 12, 2013: Essay added
Sumter County Courthouse (Sumter County, South Carolina)
County courthouse building in Sumter, SC
June 10, 2013: Photo imported
Seaboard Air Line Depot (Union County, North Carolina)
Railroad station now used by CSX Railroad as an office
June 8, 2013: Added
Old Union County Courthouse (Union County, North Carolina)

June 8, 2013: Photo imported
Union Station (Richland County, South Carolina)
Historic railroad depot gets a second chance at life
June 7, 2013: Photo imported
Augusta Downtown Historic District (Richmond County, Georgia)

June 6, 2013: Photo imported
Chesterfield and Lancaster Railroad (Chesterfield County, South Carolina)
Little known railroad has been gone for more than 70 years
June 6, 2013: Essay added
Patrick Depot (Chesterfield County, South Carolina)

June 5, 2013: Photo imported
Chesterfield and Lancaster Railroad (Chesterfield County, South Carolina)
Little known railroad has been gone for more than 70 years
June 5, 2013: Added
Lancaster and Chester Railway (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Long running South Carolina shortline railroad
June 5, 2013: Essay added
Pickens Railroad (Pickens County, South Carolina)
Historic South Carolina shortline now abandoned
June 5, 2013: Photo imported
Lancaster and Chester Railway (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Long running South Carolina shortline railroad
June 4, 2013: Photo imported
Pickens Railroad (Pickens County, South Carolina)
Historic South Carolina shortline now abandoned
June 4, 2013: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted June 21, 2013

There is a news conference set for next Friday (June 28) to announce the findings as to whether the Norfolk & Western #611 can run again. The feeling is that the announcement will be that, yes, she can run again, but now we need to raise some money to make that happen.

Posted February 26, 2013

This building is in serious danger of being demolished and replaced by student housing for the University of South Carolina. Updated the page with a link to a 2/26 article from the State (SC)

It'd be a sad day for Columbia if this were to happen.

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Posted February 3, 2013

Working up a page on this historic and recently reopened depot in Gilbert, SC.

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Posted January 15, 2013

I have been only able to find out scant information about this depot. So far, normally reliable sources of information about South Carolina depots has turned up very little in the way of a build date and the date passenger service ended here. I will keep looking.

Posted January 15, 2013

I love the photos from outside of the hotel. I really wishI had driven by when I was out there in 1999.

Posted December 20, 2012

Added five photos to this classy Richmond, Va. landmark.

Posted December 16, 2012

I posted a history of this railroad in the essay section. Check it out!

Posted December 14, 2012

I updated this landmark with a story in the sources from the 12/14 State newspaper about it's possible demolition.

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Posted November 30, 2012

South Carolina

I updated this page with six modern-era photos as well as details of an arson that nearly destroyed the building. See also the new sources.