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Southern Railway station at Salisbury, North Carolina, 1920s

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Southern Railway station at Salisbury, North Carolina, 1920s
Rowan Public Library, Edith M. Clark History Room, Salisbury, N.C.

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This object appears in the following sections:


Lives on the Railroad: Salisbury, North Carolina, 1927
Lives on the Railroad: Salisbury, North Carolina, 1927 — The Salisbury Depot

RELATED OBJECTS
Southern Railway station at Salisbury, North Carolina track-side view


Steam locomotive, Southern Railway No. 1401


Southern Railway station at Salisbury, North Carolina. Street-side view
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

In 1906, the Southern Railway hired noted architect Frank Milburn to design an elegant mission-style building in Salisbury. The Salisbury station had waiting rooms and also offices for the stationmaster, the telegrapher, and other staff.

Physical Description
Photograph
Details
Date Made:
1920s
Dates Used:
1906 - Today
Locations:
North Carolina
Credit:
Rowan County Public Library, Salisbury, N.C.
History
Railroad stations in the 1870s through the 1940s were the portals through which people connected to every other town and city in the nation-and to the world. Hence for every municipality of any size, the railroad station was one of the main buildings in town, a social and business center, and as elegant as the railroad and the town could afford.

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