Grovetown Depot

Prominent architect Bradford Gilbert designed several structures for the Georgia Railroad including this rather imaginative depot for Grovetown. The windmill was intended to create a strong picturesque effect, while also pumping water for the toilets. Although the depot was constructed in 1891 at a cost of just over $5,000, the windmill was not included. The building was demolished in 1972.

Grovetown is in southern Columbia County, about 15 miles west of downtown Augusta.

(Image above is from Bradford Lee Gilbert, Sketch Portfolio of Railroad Stations and Kindred Structures, 1895. Online at Google Books.) Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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