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Tri-State Transit Authority Center (Greyhound Bus Depot)

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Greyhound Bus Depot
1953. Southwest corner of 4th Ave. and 13th St.
  • (West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)
  • Tri-State Transit Authority Center (Greyhound Bus Depot) (Ed Wright)

This perfect example of adaptive reuse preserves a once familiar American building type. It started life as Huntington's Greyhound Bus Depot, one of the familiar sleek, streamlined Moderne stations that the transportation chain built throughout the country. Glass brick, circular windows, and long, horizontal window bands curved at one end complement curved, sleek wall surfaces. The entrance is emphatically oriented to the corner.

When decreased ridership forced Greyhound to cut services, the regional transit authority bought the station and carefully restored it to serve as offices and a bus transfer point. The new owners have maintained all of the building's identifying features and have restored the original logo, an illuminated sign showing the familiar racing dog.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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