L & N Railroad Station, 301 Greensboro Ave.

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Title

L & N Railroad Station, 301 Greensboro Ave.

Subject

Railroad stations
Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Railroads

Description

The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Station was built in Tuscaloosa in 1912. The depot still stands and has been used over the years as a restaurant and event facility.

It is constructed of yellow pressed bricks, marble and steel. The recessed main entrance in the central portion has a double fanlight and sidelights of leaded glass. Two large Iconic columns are recessed on either side of the entrance.The awning-like cover, suspended over the doorway by two chains, has unusual glass ornamentation around the perimeter. Two other prominent entrances, one on the front and one on the west side, are simpler, but have similar suspended covers. ("Past Horizons," Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society, 1978)

The L & N Railroad line was the third railroad to reach Tuscaloosa. The Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad, later known as the Alabama Great Southern Railroad, ran its first train to the city in 1871 and the Mobile and Ohio came in 1897.

Source

Personal Collection of Victor Morris Friedman

Date

Circa 1915

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

1270

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

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