Friday, May 22, 2015

Boyce Depot

Boyce, Virginia 

The town of Boyce grew up around the Shenandoah Valley Railroad which later became part of the Norfolk and Western Railway. In around 1910, Norfolk and Western made plans to replace the existing station with a new small wooden station. The citizens of Boyce, in a spirit of community pride, raised money to help fund a large station and convinced the railroad to build elaborate station that still stands today.

The new station was completed in 1913. The November 26, 1913 edition of the Clarke County Courier boasted:

"The new N & W station, with fine concrete platforms and promenade, long train shed, electric-lighted throughout, with all modern conveniences for the comfort of patrons, is a great addition to the town."

The station is now home to the Railway Mail Service Library.

Have a relaxing (Memorial Day if you are in the USA) weekend and thanks for reading Photography In Place.


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