Greensboro Southern Railway Station, 300 East Washington Street

Center City Greensboro Historic Architecture

Greensboro Southern Railway Station, 300 East Washington Street

Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, United States

Created By: Preservation Greensboro


The Greensboro Passenger Station was built in 1927 to plans provided by New York architects Alfred Fellheimer & Steward Wagner. Fellheimer is most associated with his lead architect role for New York Grand Central Terminal and Cincinnati Union Terminal.

At the time of construction, Greensboro had outgrown the smaller station on Elm Street and as a regional rail hub (hence the city’s nickname “The Gate City”) it was richly rewarded with construction of the grandest railroad station in North Carolina. The Beaux-Arts facade features Ionic columns and a full entablature that front a two-story arched entry. Inside, the waiting room showcases a mural depicting the service area of the Southern Railway system in the 1920s. The station was returned to passenger rail service in 2004 after a 20-year hiatus. Today it handles one of the highest passenger counts in North Carolina through eight passenger trains a day with service to New York and New Orleans. Open to the public.

Style: Beaux-Arts. Listed to the National Register of Historic Places in June 1982. Greensboro Preservation Award 2003.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Center City Greensboro Historic Architecture


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