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 

South Carolina Statehouse (Richland County, South Carolina)

October 19, 2018: New photo
Tryon Railroad Depot (Polk County, North Carolina)
Former Southern Railway Train Depot in Tryon, NC
September 11, 2018: New photos
Landrum Train Depot (Spartanburg County, South Carolina)

September 11, 2018: Updated by Joseph Hinson: New write-up and photographs.
Landrum Train Depot (Spartanburg County, South Carolina)

September 11, 2018: New photo
Kershaw Depot (Lancaster County, South Carolina)

August 31, 2018: Photo imported
Lancaster County Jail (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Significant as an example of Robert Mills' public buildings (particularly the construction of jails) in the first half of the nineteenth century; significant both for its architectural elements and its design. -- Historic American Buildings Survey
August 31, 2018: New photos
Washington & Lincolnton Railroad 2-8-0 #230 (Knox County, Tennessee)
After more thn 90 years, this steam engine still runs trains in Knoxville!
August 29, 2018: Added
Springs Memorial Hospital (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
225-bed, all-private room facility
August 27, 2018: New photos
Belton Depot (Anderson County, South Carolina)
Former railroad depot once saw 85 trains daily.
August 26, 2018: Photo imported
Union Station (Richland County, South Carolina)
Historic railroad depot gets a second chance at life
August 26, 2018: Photo imported
Rock Hill Cotton Factory (York County, South Carolina)

August 26, 2018: Photo imported
Chester Historic District (Chester County, South Carolina)
Historic Downtown Commercial District in Chester, SC
August 26, 2018: Photo imported
Chester City Hall and Opera House (Chester County, South Carolina)

August 26, 2018: Photo imported
Parr Place Apartments (Lancaster County, South Carolina)

August 26, 2018: Updated by Joseph Hinson: Took out references to the old movie theater which has been gone since the 1980s
Lancaster Downtown Historic District (Lancaster County, South Carolina)

August 26, 2018: Photo imported
Kershaw Depot (Lancaster County, South Carolina)

August 26, 2018: Photo imported
Lancaster Cotton Oil Company (Lancaster County, South Carolina)

August 26, 2018: New photo
Heath Springs Railroad Depot (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Former Southern Rwy. depot now owned by the town it resides in
August 26, 2018: Photo imported
Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot in McBee (Chesterfield County, South Carolina)

August 26, 2018: Updated by Joseph Hinson: Added new photos, both my own and imorted from web, updated description. Changed status from exists to open to public as it is now a public library and railroad museum.
Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot in McBee (Chesterfield County, South Carolina)

August 26, 2018: New photo
Abbeville Depot (Abbeville County, South Carolina)
128 year old depot torn down by CSX Railroad in 2018
May 17, 2018: Added
Heath Springs Bus Depot (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
A restored bus depot
February 9, 2018: Added
Heath Springs Gulf Station (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
A cosmetically restored former Gulf Gas Station
February 9, 2018: Added
Salisbury Southern Railroad Passenger Depot (Rowan County, North Carolina)

April 12, 2017: New photo
Great Falls Depot (Chester County, South Carolina)
A. H. Williamson design
April 12, 2017: New photo
N&W #611 (Roanoke, Virginia)
Famous steam engine waits to steam again... maybe...
April 11, 2017: Updated by Joseph Hinson: I added six new photos of tis steam locomotive running an excursion in April, 2017
N&W #611 (Roanoke, Virginia)
Famous steam engine waits to steam again... maybe...
April 11, 2017: New photos
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 Railroad Depot (Lancaster County, South Carolina)
Former Southern Rwy. depot now owned by the town it resides in
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

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.