Myrtle Beach Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 41.700 W 078° 53.101
17S E 696026 N 3730346
Quick Description: Historic railroad station in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2007 8:53:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM2H97
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 39

Long Description:

"The Myrtle Beach Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station, constructed in 1937, is significant for its role in the transport of passengers and materials into Myrtle Beach during its early period of growth and prosperity, as an unusual variant of the standard railroad station used by the Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Railroad during the first half of the twentieth century, and for its association with the Myrtle Beach Farms Company, who was responsible for the construction of the station and for the development of Myrtle Beach into a vacation destination in the early and mid twentieth century. The Myrtle Beach Farms Company was organized in 1912 and was a major factor in the development of Myrtle Beach from a naval stores operation into a thriving beach community because of their large land holdings. In 1936 the company entered into a land exchange with the ACL Railroad in which the company was responsible for constructing the new depot and then relinquishing ownership to the railroad. This one-story rectangular building was constructed with the standard ACL bi-level floor plan that has a raised freight room with steps leading down to the lobby/office area. However, the exterior architectural detailing, reflecting Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and Mission stylistic influences, is much more elaborate than other ACL Railroad stations in the south. The station has a hipped roof, brick bearing walls, a stepped parapet roof in the square bay, nine-over-nine windows, concrete sills, a decorative belt course above the windows, scroll-sawn rafter ends and a large roof overhang with open eaves. Listed in the National Register July 22, 2002." ~ South Carolina Department of Archives and History website

Street address:
Jct. of Oak St. and Broadway, between Jackson St. and 8th Ave.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


County / Borough / Parish: Horry County

Year listed: 2002

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Transportation - Rail Related

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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