Westminster Depot

Westminster Depot (HMVJJ)

Location: Westminster, SC 29693 Oconee County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 39.94', W 83° 5.767'

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Southern Railway Passenger Station

— South Carolina National Heritage Corridor —

The original Westminster Freight Depot was built in 1885. The railroad contributed to rapid growth and development in the Westminster area. Following incorporation and continued growth, in 1911 the passenger depot was constructed. However, as railroad passenger travel declined throughout America, Westminster's rail services were cut short. By 1970 all passenger service was discontinued.

The Depot has undergone several alterations throughout the 20th century. However, the basic integrity of the design remains. The structure features a prominent hip roof with a deep overhang, supported by large wooden brackets. There are twenty-two windows with diamond shaped panes. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1976.

The most recent renovation to the depot took place after a fire damaged a significant portion of the building in 2008. In 2009, the depot reopened as the center for the Chamber of Commerce. Today, this depot serves as one of the town's oldest buildings and a local landmark.
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Placed BySouth Carolina National Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 307935 N 3837966
Decimal Degrees34.66566667, -83.09611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 39.94', W 83° 5.767'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 39' 56.40" N, 83° 5' 46.02" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 145-175 E Main St, Westminster SC 29693, US
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