Depot Post 1947
Saving The Germantown Depot
Railroad service for Germantown ended in 1968, with no more passenger or freight service. The Depot was located on Southern Railroad property and the Depot belonged to Southern Railroad. Note that the photo shows First Street running behind the Depot, connecting Poplar Pike to Germantown Road South.
Mrs. John Reed and Ruth Thorsburg, chairman of the Heritage Woman’s Club ‘Save the Depot Committee’ visited the Germantown Depot in 1981. They were discussing the real possibility that the Southern Railway System was now willing to give the Depot to the City without having it moved from its present site. She said, “the Club has earmarked $10,000 for the Depot, which became a Club project in 1977.” It would be 1984 before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the railroad reached an agreement to lease land between Germantown Road and West Street, including the Depot from Southern Railway Company.