The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Railroad Depot

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Hendersonville Railroad Depot, pen & ink drawing by Lee James Pantas   The Hendersonville Railroad Depot was the second station to be built by Southern Railway in the city and was built between 1902 and 1904. A frame structure with characteristics of the Craftsman style of architecture, it originally was 87 feet long and consisted of two waiting rooms, an agentís office and had indoor plumbing. In 1906, 15 more feet were added to each end of the station to provide a ladies waiting room and more baggage space. A few years later, an open pavilion area was added to the north end, and in 1916 another 50 feet were added to the roofed over, open pavilion area.
  Recently the depot has been restored to its original color, and a Southern Railway caboose located at the south end. The depot currently houses an operating model railroad in the baggage room maintained by the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club.

Website:  Hendersonville Railroad Depot & Apple Valley Model Railroad Exhibit
Hendersonville NC
Distance: 30 minutes from Asheville
Address: 650 Maple Street, Hendersonville NC  28792.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fees:  None
Allow: 1 hour
Resources: Apple Valley Model Railroad Club, 828-698-5465
Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Henderson Co.,Carl Sandburg Home, Thomas Wolfe Angel, Henderson County History Center
Directions: From Asheville take I-26 South. Get off at exit 49B onto US 64. Turn right at North Grove Street, take the 1st right onto 7 Avenue East and then the 1st right onto Maple Street.



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