Tuesday, July 20, 2010

7/21 Outdoor Wednesday # 80

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It’s time for “Outdoor Wednesday”. Learn more about “Outdoor Wednesday” HERE

1. POST your outdoor photos and the Outdoor Wednesday logo/button on your blog and link back to  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ so that others will be able to find all the links to other Outdoor Wednesday posts.

Reminder: Do NOT link in until after your post is up.

2. Add your Name and the Permalink to your post (NOT your general blog address) in “Mr. Linky”. For help with permalink see HERE

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Macon Terminal Station was constructed in 1916.  It was designed by Alfred Fellheimer of New York City and built to be the union station of all 15 railroads operating in Macon at the time. The Terminal Station building has a limestone exterior with the Main Lobby and Waiting Areas having marble floors and walls of pink Tennessee marble.

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More than 100 arrivals a day were handled through the Macon Terminal during the 1920’s and 1930’s-the heyday of passenger rail. These were steam locomotives followed by the newer diesel locomotives and passenger trains such as the Nancy Hanks, which ran 1948-1971.

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55 comments:

  1. That's an awesome building with so much history.

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  2. Hi Susan. :) Joining you today for Outdoor Wednesday. Thanks for organizing this weekly. I always enjoy my visits.

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  3. Hi Susan,

    Thanks for hosting us again! That building is incredible.

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  4. Thanks for hosting again... My fiance would be in his glory there, he loves old train stations!

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  5. Beautiful Terminal Building with lots of history.

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  6. Hi Susan! I've been to Macon several times, but have never seen the terminal...interesting! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  7. A very interesting post. It makes one stop and think, and be grateful.
    A grand building for its day.

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  8. Suasan the terminal is full of unique history. The photos are spectacular as well. Thank you for sharing and for hosting Outdoor Wednesday.

    Have a wonderful week.
    ~Melissa :)

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  9. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of this historic building. It wonderful that they have maintained the personality of the interior.

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  10. http://nutcase007.blogspot.com/2010/07/white-headed-woodpecker.html

    There's the real link -first time i posted I put the wrong one in- whoops!

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  11. So glad to be back this week linking up again to your party. My husband takes teh best pictures so this is my little way to feature him on my blog.

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  12. Thank you for having Outdoor Wednesday. I love to join. This week is an Outdoor Party. Hope you enjoy.
    Betty
    @ My Cozy Corner

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  13. When something is written in stone it is such a permanent reminder of times past. It is a beautiful building though and I can imagine all the busy people hustling through there.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  14. Great photos!! Thanks for sharing. I just linked up!


    heather

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  15. Susan, I can always learn something when I read your posts for Outdoor Wednesday.

    Thank's for sharing and also for hosting!

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  16. Great post and photos of the historical buildign.

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  17. Nice to get a little tour now and then of places far from home. Thanks for hosting! Jacqueline

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  18. Once again you have taught me more about Macon! I have been by the building but had no clue about the history! My oldest son was born in Macon and I show him every Outdoor Wednesday post you put on there! Thanks, Lacy

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  19. I always enjoy your posts, Susan. This is a beautiful building with so much history!
    ♥ Pat

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  20. Thanks for hosting us again. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  21. Thanks for hosting Susan! I learned something new!

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  22. Pretty funny! I checked this blog to get ready to post my latest Outdoor blog and I got distracted looking at other blogs, I forgot to leave my name and link. When I checked, there were only 33 posts. Now I am on 53. People are busy posting. Can't wait to check them out.

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  23. I just love old train stations.

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  24. Very interesting place and post. I am still amazed when I see those types of segregation signs, that was how things were. Thank Goodnes those days are gone.

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  25. Beautiful building. Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday- my first week:)
    Blessings,
    Becky C
    Buckets of Burlap

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  26. Hope you have a FAB day outdoors!!!

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  27. Thanks for the reminder of our shameful discrimination in the past. Let us hope we can be better than that, much better.

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  28. love old train stations, nice to see the past wasn't covered up!

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  29. Hi Susan,

    I can see the ladies and gents from the early 1900's waiting for their train...just like the movies. :0) It appears to be well maintained..what a piece of history..just beautiful. Glad to see it's all intact after all these decades.

    Another Southern lady,
    Stephanie

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  30. What a beautiful old building with a very ugly history.

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  31. It's nice they kept that 'terminal' as a history lesson for us all! Joining your "Outdoor Wed" party...
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  32. What a great history lesson. The building is beautiful. Thanks for the pictures!

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  33. What a beautiful building! Great shots.

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  34. Thanks for the virtual tour of this interesting historical station ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  35. That is a beautiful building! I am so glad that the building was left with those original words in stone - and that they didn't try to take them out - to remind us all of where we have been and that even words written in stone can be changed.
    Cool.
    CailinMarie

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  36. Thanks for hosting, Susan!
    There are some impressive terminals out there...Thanks for sharing this bit of history with us.
    Mama Bear

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  37. Thanks for posting the wonderful pictures of the Macon station and telling it's story. Beauty and sadness at the same time.

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  38. "to remind us all of where we have been and that even words written in stone can be changed.
    CailinMarie "

    Absolutely!

    Mary Ellen

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  39. I'm a new follower: www.joybeadworks.blogspot.com

    I just finished reading The Help, and you post was enlightening.

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  40. Great idea for a party, I'll be linking up. I love the outdoors in summertime! What an interesting post about the station.

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  41. incredible..beautiful! delightful!!
    warm sandy hugs..
    Loui♥

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  42. So interesting! I enjoy reading and seeing about things that have to do with our American history. :0)

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  43. Happy to be joining your blog party this week! Looking forward to checking out all the blogs. Hope you can stop by and become a follower too.

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  44. Thanks for hosting this. Love the pics from everyoen.

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  45. I love these old train stations. The section for the "colored people" makes me sad. Thanks for the beautiful photos.

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  46. Beautiful pictures! Doesn't train travel just seem so romantic? I really need to take a train trip somewhere...

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  47. Hey all... posting shots from our trip today...more to come in later weeks!
    I havent seen my garden for 2 1/2 weeks! Wonder whats going on there!!!

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  48. I have an old friend from Macon! Thank you again for hosting Outdoor Wednesday! I hope you're having a beautiful summer!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  49. Hello, Susan. I love it when I find someone else in Georgia. I'm in Augusta but grew up in Columbus.
    I'm a new follower, fascinated with your Outdoor Wednesday.
    Come visit me at
    http://weezershaven.blogspot.com

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  50. Great pictures! Gee I haven't posted on Outdoor Wednesday for awhile! Looks like there are many people that have though! Will make sure to remember this week! See you then! Sherri

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  51. Thank you for posting this! It's a beautiful building that I will have to make sure my family visits! I am several of hours north of Macon. Thank you for hosting!

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