Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad Station - Mobile, Alabama
N 30° 42.020 W 088° 02.726
16R E 399883 N 3396858
Quick Description: The station was constructed in 1905-1906 by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad and was designed by architect P. Thorton Mayre; the total cost was $575,000.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 10:14:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM49M5
From historical research by GM&O employee (retired) Jim Sweatt -
The station was constructed in 1905-1906 by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad and was designed by architect P. Thorton Mayre; the total cost was $575,000. The style is most likely Mission Revival Style. The Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (successor company to the Mobile & Ohio Railroad) vacated the building in 1986. After standing vacant for a number of years, the building was purchased by the City of Mobile and rehabilitated.
Today the building is the headquarters office for the Metro Transit Authority, the local bus company. The original location of the tracks and platforms behind the building is now a parking lot and bus station. The building accommodates a number of businesses and is a good example of adaptive reuse.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No
Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes
If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Office building and cafe.
What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Mobile & Ohio Railroad
Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]
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