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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sixth Avenue Passenger Station

 
 
Sixth Avenue Passenger Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. Sixth Avenue Passenger Station Marker
Inscription. The Central of Georgia Railroad’s Station, designed by Bruce and Morgan of Atlanta, GA, was erected in 1901. Featuring massive granite arches, it served as the transportation hub of the city for over 70 years. Threatened with demolition in 1984 this landmark, on the Eastern perimeter of the Original City, was saved through the leadership of the Historic Columbus Foundation and the generosity of the Southern Railway System and the Consolidated Government of Columbus and its citizens. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
 
Erected 1985 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Historic Columbus Foundation.
 
Location. 32° 28.164′ N, 84° 59.072′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Sixth Avenue 0 miles north of 12th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Sixth Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philip Trammell Shutze (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of the Holy Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65 (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Sixth Avenue Passenger Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. Sixth Avenue Passenger Station Marker
St. James AME Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tyler Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Martin J. Crawford (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Columbus Stockade Blues” (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Regarding Sixth Avenue Passenger Station. The depot was rehabilitated by Total System Services (TSYS) as office space; it is now occupied by the Greater Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
Also see . . .  Columbus Depots. Old photos of Sixth Avenue Passenger Station (Submitted on August 8, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Sixth Avenue Passenger Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Sixth Avenue Passenger Station Marker
Sixth Avenue Passenger Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. Sixth Avenue Passenger Station Marker
Looking south on Sixth Avenue toward the main building of the Passenger Station.
Sixth Avenue Passenger Station image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
5. Sixth Avenue Passenger Station
Sixth Avenue Passenger Station image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
6. Sixth Avenue Passenger Station
A restored 1952 Railway Express Agency truck is parked in front of the Sixth Avenue Passenger Station.
1952 Railway Express Agency Truck image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
7. 1952 Railway Express Agency Truck
The restored truck was donated to the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce by Sam Wellborn and Rick Alexander.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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