20 January 2014

Holly Hill Train Depot

Holly Hill Depot, Holly Hill, S.C.
Every time I see one of these old depots I have a pang of sadness that there isn't an active train pulling up to it. I am pleased to see that at least the building was restored and is in use.
1921 railroad depot with visitors center: Holly Hill Depot, circa 1921, was built on the sites of two previous depots dating back to 1886 when the Eutaw Railroad reached Holly Hill. The railroad defined the location for the town’s business section and it was responsible for the town’s growth and founding in 1887. The depot is now a visitors and a satellite office of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce.
I had every intention of going in to town for the Martin Luther King parade this morning but my quickie oil change turned into a lengthy and much more expensive visit than I had intended. Drat. Double drat.

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    1. I would have had the same problem, I love things like this. My kids thought I was crazy when I brought the polar express for my tree. What? only men can love trains?

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    2. Exactly Angel - I am a bit of a train buff myself. In my own modest way ;)

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  2. Holly Hill is a nice little place. These smaller towns that have fixed up their old train depots usually have a nice little gem to show off.

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    1. There are some nice older houses in Holly Hill and Eutawville, and Sweatman's BBQ of course is a bonus.

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  3. I spent many a happy hour in the old train depot in our small town in North Dakota. It was nearly always empty in my childhood except for the Western Union telegraphers so it was a good place to sit and read.

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    1. Sound like a perfect hide-away!

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