Blacksburg, SC Depot Fire, Jun 1905


Freight Depot of the Southern at Blacksburg Destroyed.

Special to The State.

Blacksburg, June 13.---The Southern freight depot at this place was burned this morning. The fire was discovered about 2:45 o'clock by Mr. Clarence Stuart, the night operator, whose office is the passenger depot on the opposite side of the railroad; but the fire had made such headway that nothing could be done to save the burning building or its contents. It was only by great effort that the passenger depot was saved and it is badly scorched building is a total loss, including all the records of the office, also five freight cars and their contents, which were on the side track. No idea of the origin of the fire can be found at present, as the office was closed about 9 o'clock last night and there was no one in it after that time.

The depot was built in 1874 by the citizens of the place, but has been added to and recovered until it had been made quite a commodious structure and was used as a transfer depot for the old Three C's road, as well as the main line of the Southern.

The State, Columbia, SC 14 Jun 1905