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Depot Square

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1869 Arts Depot; 1909 Historical Society of Washington County (Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Depots). 314 and 306 Depot St.

These two depots that once handled busy passenger and freight traffic now shelter artists, local historians, and genealogists. The long Italianate structure with board-and-batten sheathing is now the Arts Depot, a gallery with studios for local artists. Built as a passenger station it was demoted to a freight depot after the completion of the 1909 station. This later one is constructed of yellow brick with a roof that extends beyond the walls to shelter waiting passengers. Half-timbering in the gables adds what would then have been a modernizing touch of Tudor Revival.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Depot Square", [Abingdon, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 470-470.

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