Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Depot (Headland, Alabama)

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Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Depot
Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Depot (Headland, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Depot (Headland, Alabama)
Location Broad St., Headland, Alabama
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Area 2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Built 1893 (1893)
NRHP Reference # 80000687[1]
Added to NRHP September 4, 1980
External images
Photo of the depot from 1980

The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Depot was a train station in Headland, Alabama. The depot was built in 1893 by the Abbeville Southern Railway, which built a line to connect Abbeville with the Alabama Midland Railway at Grimes. The Alabama Midland and Abbeville Southern became part of the Plant System is 1894, which was taken over by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1901 and merged into the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1967. Regular passenger service through Headland ended in 1929, although mixed service on freight trains continued through the mid-1950s. Freight service was discontinued in 1979. Despite efforts to renovate and repurpose the building, it was demolished after 1980.

The depot was built of local pine and oak, and covered with a gable roof with deep, bracketed eaves. The western third of the building was divided into two passenger waiting rooms and the agent's office, while the eastern two-thirds was a large freight storage area. A loading platform ran the length of the building along the tracks.[2]

The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References

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  2. Alabama Historical Commission (June 28, 1980). "Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Depot". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 21, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2015. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived from the original (PDF) on March 21, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2015. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>