The Georgia Trust

2016 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

THOMSON DEPOT
Thomson, McDuffie County

The rehabilitation of the Thomson Depot preserves the city's railroad heritage while enhancing local traffic patterns and pedestrian safety. Administered through GDOT's Transportation Enhancement program and the city and county government, the rehabilitation project highlighted the depot's unique history of expansion to meet the changing transportation needs of the community. Significant moisture issues in the building were appropriately repaired, non-historic paint was removed, accessibility was improved, and a catering kitchen was added, creating much needed community meeting spaces. The Thomson Depot once again contributes to downtown Thomson while remaining true to its architectural heritage.


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