Old Southern Railway Passenger Depot, 400 South Elm Street

Center City Greensboro Historic Architecture

Old Southern Railway Passenger Depot, 400 South Elm Street

Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, United States

Created By: Preservation Greensboro


In July, 1898, the firm D. Getaz & Company of Knoxville, TN was awarded the contract to build a new depot for the Southern Railway. The building is constructed of a brick provided by the Washington Hydrolic Pressed Brick Company of Alexandria VA, with granite trim. The building spans 160 feet along the North Carolina Railroad-owned, Norflok Southern-leased trackage that connects Washington DC and points north to Atlanta and points south. The structure once sported a spectacular roofilne of clay tile with protruding dormer windows and a conical tower. The building was modernized with a flat roof after the passenger depot was moved to East Washington Street in 1927, and has since been used as offices for Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Style: Originally Chateauesque. Listed to the National Register of Historic Places April 1980 as part of the Downtown Greensboro Historic District.

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


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