Thomasville Depot

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Thomasville Depot
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Location 420 W. Jackson St./US 319, Thomasville, Georgia
Coordinates 30°50′1″N83°59′3″W / 30.83361°N 83.98417°W / 30.83361; -83.98417 Coordinates: 30°50′1″N83°59′3″W / 30.83361°N 83.98417°W / 30.83361; -83.98417
Area less than one acre
Built 1914
Built by Little, W.H. & Philips, W.C.
Architect Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
NRHP reference # 88000609 [1]
Added to NRHP May 19, 1988

The Thomasville Depot in Thomasville, Georgia was built in 1914. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

Thomasville, Georgia City in Georgia, United States

Thomasville is the county seat of Thomas County, Georgia, United States. The city is the second largest in southwest Georgia after Albany.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

The depot building has two stories and some Mission/Spanish Revival styling. The listing included the depot building, a train platform shed, and a Railway Express Agency (REA) building. [2]

Railway Express Agency

The Railway Express Agency (REA), founded as the American Railway Express Agency and later renamed the American Railway Express Inc., was a national package delivery service that operated in the United States from 1918 to 1975. REA arranged transport and delivery via existing railroad infrastructure, much as today's UPS or DHL companies use roads and air transport. It was created through the forced consolidation of existing services into a federal near-monopoly to ensure the rapid and safe movement of parcels, money, and goods during World War I.

The three buildings are also contributing buildings in the Thomasville Commercial Historic District.

Thomasville Commercial Historic District

Thomasville Commercial Historic District is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and was both increased and decreased in 2004. The modified district, about 60 acres (24 ha) in size, then included 123 contributing buildings, three contributing structures, and a contributing object, as well as 65 non-contributing buildings.

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