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Corinth Depot
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
G. M. and O. Depot, Corinth, Miss. (27241713765).jpg
Corinth Depot circa 1960s
Location 221 North Fillmore Street, Corinth, Mississippi
Built c. 1917
Architectural style American Craftsman
Part of Downtown Corinth Historic District (ID92001792)
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Designated CP January 29, 1993

Corinth Depot, also known as the Southern/GM&O Depot and now known as Corinth Crossroads Museum, was constructed circa 1917, and is located at 221 North Fillmore Street, in Corinth, Mississippi. The depot is a contributing property to the Downtown Corinth Historic District, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. In 1995, the depot was designated a Mississippi Landmark.

History

In 1857, a parcel of land in Corinth was dedicated for construction of a depot where two railroads (the Memphis & Charleston and the Mobile & Ohio) intersected. Because of this railroad junction, control of Corinth was of strategic importance during the American Civil War.

The present structure is the third depot to be constructed on the site. The depot is a one-story, wood-frame building with a V-shaped floor plan, designed to accommodate the intersection of the two railways. The exterior walls have stucco veneer with brick wainscot. The two railways had separate brick portico entrances into the depot. Passengers, that arrived for departure, entered the depot on the opposite side of the building, in the crook of the V.

Crossroads Depot Corinth MS
Corinth Depot in 2010

The depot received its greatest usage during the 1930s and 1940s, when it served dozens of passenger trains. In 2007, the depot became the home for the Corinth Crossroads Museum with displays of civil war artifacts, historic photographs, industrial items, and railroad souvenirs.

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