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Appomattox Visitor Information Center (Norfolk and Western Railway Station)

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Norfolk and Western Railway Station
1924. 214 Main St.

Built after a fire destroyed the 1892 station, this long low building has a flared hipped roof with elongated horizontal brackets supporting deep eaves that shelter the platform. The passenger section, separated by a stepped brick parapet fire wall from the freight area, has a gabled entrance on the road side and the agent's bay window on the track side to provide a view of oncoming trains. The bay originally also separated the segregated waiting rooms for white and black passengers. Large double doors on the three sides of the freight section gave easy access for loading and unloading. Deeded to the town in 1973, the station is now a visitor information center.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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