Depot Doings: Valdosta, GA / Hogansville, GA / Knoxville, TN / Homestead, FL / Montezuma, GA / Marshallville, GA

Depot Doings for January 2014:

Atlantic Coast Line depot is Valdosta, GA (1964); Atlanta & West Point depot, Hogansville, GA (2009); Southern Railway depot, Knoxville, TN (1970’s); Florida East Coast depot, Homestead, FL (1964); Central of Georgia depot, Montezuma, GA (1978); Central of Georgia depot, Marshallville, GA (1978).

  • The ACL depot in Valdosta, GA was built in 1907 and razed in 1994.
  • The FEC depot in Homestead, FL has been removed and relocated to the Pioneer Museum at Florida City, FL.
  • The AWP depot in Hogansville, Georgia, was constructed between 1890 and 1900. After the railroad vacated the depot, it was used for a time as a childcare center. Between 2003 and 2007 it was restored for use as a railroad-themed restaurant.
  • The Southern Railway station at Knoxville, Tennessee, was built in 1903. Following the departure of the last passenger train in August 1970 it started to fall into disrepair. The station was fully restored in 1989 and now serves as the headquarters for a prominent architectural firm.
  • The C of G depot at Marshallville, GA was built in 1912. It has been restored and now houses a restaurant.
  • The C of G depot at Montezuma, GA was constructed in 1890 with additions added in 1924 and 1929. The building was restored in 2001-2002 and now serves as the Macon County Museum.

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8 thoughts on “Depot Doings: Valdosta, GA / Hogansville, GA / Knoxville, TN / Homestead, FL / Montezuma, GA / Marshallville, GA

  1. Enjoy your site. Do want to point out one minor point, though. You mention the old ACL depot in Valdosta as being razed in 1994. It was, in fact, torn down in 1983-1984 to make way for a new street overpass over a cluster of railroad tracks on the south end of the city. The ACL/SCL tracks were rerouted to run under the new overpass.

  2. The FEC depot in Homestead was relocated to the parcel of land behind the Florida Pioneer Museum in Florida City, Florida in 1976. It was repaired in the late 1980s at a cost of nearly $200,000but it was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. It was rebuilt, using the FEC’s original plans, but it is now owned and operated by the City of Florida City as a event hall. Please correct the link in your post to reflect the fact that the Florida Pioneer Museum has a new website:

  3. Jeff,
    Thanks for the information regarding the Homestead depot. I just looked at the January 2014 posting regarding the Homestead depot. In the blog description of the Homestead depot there is a link to the Florida Pioneer Museum website you are referencing. Hope this answers your question.

  4. And thank you! I’d hate for one of your fans to go to Dade City to see the Homestead Depot, only to discover that it is in Florida City!

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