0   0 Likes

Historic Southern Railway Station

Historic Southern Railway Station

Location

300 W Depot Ave Knoxville TN United States 37917


Price Ratings : $$$

Parking : Private Lot


About Business

The Southern Terminal is a former railway complex located at 306 West Depot Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. The complex, which includes a passenger terminal and express depot adjacent to a large railyard, was built in 1903 by the Southern Railway. Both the terminal and depot were designed by noted train station architect Frank Pierce Milburn (1868–1926). In 1985, the terminal complex, along with several dozen warehouses and storefronts in the adjacent Old City and vicinity, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Southern Terminal and Warehouse Historic District.

During the 1850s, the arrival of the railroad— namely the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad and its predecessor lines— transformed Knoxville from a small river town of just over 2,000 residents to one of the southeast's major wholesaling centers. Wholesaling firms built dozens of large warehouses along Jackson Avenue and adjacent streets, where smalltown merchants from across East Tennessee would purchase goods and supplies to resell at rural general stores. In 1894, the ETV&G was absorbed by the Southern Railway,which in turn became part of the Norfolk Southern Railway in 1982.


Also listed under




Product Section
Offer Section
Faq Section
Menus
Tweets
Facebook Page


Is this your business? Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.



Get The Pitnit App

See contact information and photos of nearby businesses and bookmark your favorite places on the go



Listings On Pitnit In Numbers

Countries

Cities

Businesses Listed