Atlantic Coastline Railroad Passenger Depot - Dothan, AL
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N 31° 13.837 W 085° 23.506
16R E 653170 N 3456275
Quick Description: The Atlantic Coastline Railroad Passenger Depot, also known as the Atlantic Coastline Passenger Depot and the Dixie Depot, was added to the National Register in 1994.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2012 4:47:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMFN3K
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
An historical marker at the depot provides the following information:

"Constructed by the Atlantic Coastline Railroad in 1907 during Dothan's rapid growth as a commercial center of the Wiregrass Region, this building serves as a reminder of the most popular and accessible form of transportation in the early 20th century, linking Dothan citizens to larger cities and beyond. Adjacent to this station was the city's first passenger & freight depot, built by the Alabama Midland Railroad in 1889 and demolished in the early 1970's. This two-story brick station served Dothan until 1979 when it was closed to passenger traffic.

The railroad used this station as an office complex until it finally closed in 1985. The building was purchased by the City of Dothan from CSX Transportation in 1989 to stop its planned demolition. The Atlantic Coastline Passenger Station is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage and the Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places. During 2007 & 2008, the Wiregrass Transit Authority renovated the station to serve as its headquarters."

The Wiregrass Transit Authority is a public non-profit organization that provides transportation services to the general public in the city of Dothan and Houston County, Alabama.
Street address:
Junction of Powell Street and Headland Avenue
Dothan, AL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Houston County

Year listed: 1994

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: no

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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