Greensboro's Southern Railway Station, located at 236 East Washington Street, has been a local landmark since 1927. In 1978, it was donated to the City of Greensboro and, in 2005, reopened as the J. Douglas Galyon Depot. Today, the depot serves as both a rail and bus station. The main waiting room of the passenger station has a mural showing the Southern Railway network in the early years. This building is a brilliant example of the efforts of historic preservation in our city. It is a safe, clean facility that looks as solid as a bank vault. GDP has featured the railway system before as it has played such an important role in the history of Greensboro. Our nickname is the Gate City because so much commerce in the state passed through Greensboro on the trains.
This is our contribution for Skywatch Friday, where hundreds of people show the sky above their city on a weekly basis.