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Norfolk & Western Railway, Petersburg Freight Depot, 5-7 River Street, Petersburg, VA
Petersburg Freight Depot, 5-7 River Street, VA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS VA-1353
Building/structure dates: 1917 initial construction
See also HAER VA-28 for additional documentation.
Significance: The Norfolk & Western Railway Petersburg Freight Depot is a little-altered example of an early twentieth-century railroad freight office and depot. The building is one of several railroad buildings that survive from a much larger complex and is a contributing resource in the Old Town Petersburg Historic District. The Norfolk & Western Railway Company and its predecessor companies made a significant contribution to the development of Petersburg and the surrounding area.
Bolling, Robert B.
Robertson, John T.
Keily, A. M.
Tucher, Rob, Photographer
Casella, Richard M., Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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