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Historic Southern Railway Station

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1938; 1987 renovated. 414 Washington St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

In the 1980s, the town began a program of revitalization that included building kiosks and planting trees in the downtown area. Included in these improvements was this long, one-story brick station with wooden brackets beneath the deep eaves. It was renovated with new railings, trim, metal roof, and hipped-roof dormers. The former station now accommodates the Chamber of Commerce and spaces for community events.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Historic Southern Railway Station", [Altavista, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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