Emory Depot - Emory, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 36° 46.514 W 081° 49.709
17S E 426067 N 4070258
Quick Description: The Emory Railroad Depot stands adjacent to Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2011 12:08:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMAT69
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

Long Description:
The first railroad was built in Emory in 1856, marking the boundary between the college and the Emory community. A new railroad and depot were built in 1912 and served the community until 1962. The depot still stands at the center of the community and serves as Emory & Henry’s appropriately-named art exhibit space, The 1912 Gallery. The works of regional and nationally known artists are brought to campus on a regular basis year-round and exhibited here for the benefit of the college community and residents of Southwest Virginia. The college’s permanent collection of metal plates and resulting photographs by Thomas R. Phelps, a local artist who recorded life in the area from the turn of the century until 1940, is a reminder of the rich history and culture found in all of Southwest Virginia.

Source/Credit: (visit link)
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?:
Art Gallery

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Norfolk & Western Railway

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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