Former Greyhound Bus Station - Blytheville, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dulcimoore
N 35° 55.691 W 089° 54.488
16S E 237624 N 3979891
Purportedly the only freestanding art deco bus station left in the country, splendidly restored and reopened to the public in December 2010 as a Visitor Center and transportation museum.
Waymark Code: WMC4M8
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 07/24/2011
Views: 8

Designed by Noland Van Powell and Ben Watson White, this 1932 Greyhound Bus Station at 109 North 5th Street is one of the few sole surviving Art Deco Greyhound bus stations in the United States. Entered onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, the station was closed around 2001 and fell into disrepair from disuse. Purchased by community effort in 2004, the station was restored and opened in December 2010.

The station is now home to the offices of Main Street Blytheville and a transportation museum, to be completed in three phases during 2011 and 2012. The museum will feature exhibits on the history of Greyhound bus routes in Mississippi County, the movement of artists, musicians, and other famous historical personalities through Blytheville, and the part that Blytheville and the Air Force Base played during several national war efforts, particularly WWII.

Link to photos taken before restoration: (visit link)
Interesting architecture:
Fine example of Streamline Moderne architecture, designed by Noland Van Powell and Ben Watson White

Website: [Web Link]

Food and drink?: no

Restrooms?: Not Listed

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