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Beaverdam Railroad Depot

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1866. Beaverdam

This is the fourth depot to occupy the site. The three earlier stations were destroyed by Union forces during the Civil War. The line was originally the Virginia Central Railroad Company, purchased a few years later by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company. The long, low brick structure housed waiting rooms, an office, and freight and baggage rooms. It is one of the earliest surviving depots in the state and, although no longer in use, is well preserved. The interior is remarkably intact, with original beaded-board walls and ceilings as well as shelving and switching mechanisms.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Beaverdam Railroad Depot", [Beaverdam, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-PI22.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 132-132.

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