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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Collinwood, TN L&N Depot

Collinwood, TN L&N Depot

This well maintained former L&N (and Tennessee Western) Depot is in the town of Collinwood, in southern Wayne County.

The Railroad first came to Collinwood in 1913, and this depot was built in 1916, and expanded in 1918. Railroad operations here ceased in 1939 and the tracks were removed over the next two years.

Over the next two decades, the building was used as a house, a warehouse and a grist mill. It served as city hall for 15 years and then a senior citizens center afterwards.

The Depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 and the grounds went through and extensive renovation in 2001. On the day of my visit, there was a sign by the entrance that they were opened. Today, the depot serves as a library, and you won't find anything train related on the inside.

For a more thorough history and some vintage photos, check the page on Collinwood's website:
www.cityofcollinwood.org/collinwood_train_depot.asp

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