This one-and-a-half story brick passenger depot was built at the turn of the twentieth century in downtown Union. Notable features of the depot include a bellcast, or bell-shaped, roofed ell. The depot is still in service for the Norfolk Southern Railway.
The Union Depot is listed in the National Register as part of the Union Downtown Historic District:
The Union Downtown Historic District is significant as the public, commercial, and social center of the city of Union. It is significant as a collection of buildings associated with the commercial and governmental growth and development of Union from ca. 1878 to ca. 1940, with the majority dating from ca. 1880 to ca. 1930, a particularly significant period of commercial development in Union. The district is architecturally significant as a typical example of commercial and public building development and evolution in a small Southern Piedmont town from the late nineteenth century into the early twentieth century. The district includes commercial, public, residential, industrial, and transportation-related properties. Architectural influences include the Commercial as well as Neo-Classical and Victorian styles. The district is a collection of 72 properties, 46 are contributing properties and 26 are noncontributing properties.
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The South Carolina Picture Project is searching for a volunteer to research the history of the Union Depot and complete a survey that details its past. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have questions. You may also begin the survey directly. You will receive credit for any new information you are able to share.