Lee Hall station

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Lee Hall station is a historic railway depot located in the Lee Hall neighborhood of Newport News, Virginia. It was built about 1881, as a one-story, frame building. A two-story midsection was added in 1893 with Stick Style embellishments and a pentagonal two-story bay. A one-story wing was added by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway to the north end of the depot in 1918 to handle the influx of military personnel to Fort Eustis. The depot was used for passenger service until Amtrak took over service on May 1, 1971. Amtrak resumed service to Lee Hall with the Colonial on October 30, 1977.[3] The Lee Hall Depot was moved from its original location in 2009 to prevent it from being demolished by the CSX Railroad.[4] The building is under restoration to be used as a local history museum.

Lee Hall
Lee Hall station, July 18, 1983.jpg
Lee Hall station in July 1983
Coordinates37°11′40″N 76°34′21″W / 37.19444°N 76.57250°W / 37.19444; -76.57250Coordinates: 37°11′40″N 76°34′21″W / 37.19444°N 76.57250°W / 37.19444; -76.57250
History
OpenedOctober 30, 1977
ClosedOctober 28, 1995
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Newport News
Terminus
Colonial Williamsburg
Lee Hall Depot
Lee Hall station is located in Virginia
Lee Hall station
Lee Hall station is located in the United States
Lee Hall station
Arealess than one acre
Built1881 (1881)
ArchitectC&O Railway Engineering Department
Architectural styleStick/Eastlake
NRHP reference No.10000793[1]
VLR No.121-0014
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 26, 2010
Designated VLRJune 17, 2010[2]

In September 2015 the Lee Hall Train Station Foundation received a $600,000 federal grant to pay for the building's restoration.[5]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 as Lee Hall Depot.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/20/10 through 9/24/10. National Park Service. 2010-10-01.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ "New Fall Schedule Changes Include Shortened Travel Times". Amtrak NEWS. Vol. 4 no. 20. Amtrak. November 1, 1977. p. 2.
  4. ^ Mary Kayaselcuk (January 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Lee Hall Depot" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying four photos
  5. ^ Clift, Theresa (28 September 2015). "Newport News gets OK on grant to finish Lee Hall Depot renovations". Daily Press. Retrieved 3 December 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lee Hall station at Wikimedia Commons