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National Register Adds Ga. Rail Depot

A central Georgia railroad depot dating to the mid-1800s has been added to America's official list of historical treasures.

The Georgia Historic Preservation Division says three buildings that make up the Forsyth Railroad Depots and Baggage Room have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They include a passenger and freight depot built around 1850, a second passenger depot dating to 1899 and a separate baggage room constructed in 1917.

The property is located in Forsyth, about 25 miles northwest of Macon. The buildings were cited as excellent examples of railroad buildings in Georgia. And the 1899 depot also stands as a historically significant example of how public buildings were segregated in the late 19th century, with its separate waiting rooms and restrooms for white and black passengers.

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