Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2013.018.001
Description One reproduction color photograph of the neon sign on top of the railroad station, at the Union Passenger Station or Union Depot on West 9th Street (now MLK Blvd), advertising the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroad (N C & St L). The sign was actually on the 10th Street side (see 2000.029.224). This image was taken on September 25, 1951 with a Kodak Pony 135 (the best the donor said he could afford at the time). A neon sign, "Atlanta Beer" is in the background. Union Depot was located at 110-112 W. 9th Street between Chestnut and Broad Streets from 1881-1973. It housed the N C & St L line as well as the T A & G Railway.

The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroad merged with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in 1957. It later became part of Seaboard Coast Line in the 1970's before becoming part of CSX.
Date 1951
Print size 8.50" x 11.00"
Accession number 2013.018