Save This House! The Acworth Train Depot

by Melanie Moore Krogman.

Have you heard? The people of Acworth, Georgia are doing their best to land a very cool property in the right hands. We’d like to give special thanks to the Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society for tipping us off to this one!
This is an amazing opportunity to own the original freight room of the historic Acworth Train Depot PLUS a historic house that also sits on the lot. Because of the property’s location, it’s zoned for residential or commercial use. All over the country, people are converting old churches, fire stations, city halls and yes, train depots—bringing them back to life in a multitude of ways. If you’ve ever thought of repurposing a unique building or making it your home, this is the one for you!

The Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society have a bit to say about the significance of the property:
Don’t miss out on this RARE opportunity to own a piece of railroad history! Listed for sale is the original freight room of the old Acworth Depot. Exciting opportunity, right? Well, it gets even better! The lot also contains a historic home just begging for restoration. The house features original wood floors, pocket doors, and beadboard ceilings. The depot is a huge space with original wood plank floors, sliding freight doors and hardware, and a gorgeous open ceiling with exposed beams and framing. Both structures are in need of major repair, but their historic importance and proximity to Main Street make them a steal for under $200,000.
As with all good historical properties, there’s a backstory here: Originally located downtown, the Acworth Train Depot was sold to a private citizen, who moved it to its current location over 40 years ago.
The citizens of Acworth are blessed with a downtown teeming with beautiful historical buildings, but are missing an important piece. There is so much support to save this treasure. The price was recently dropped to $185,000, which is an AMAZING steal for two quirky, wonderful old buildings.
For more information contact listing agent Malinda Howe at Anchor Realty Partners. (710)917-0332 or get involved in the effort by following the Save the Acworth, GA Depot Facebook page.
Thank you Malinda!
… and a historical photo of the depot from the Save the Acworth, GA Depot Facebook page:
Born and raised in Iowa, Melanie’s mother and father both grew up on family farms where the old houses (mostly American Foursquares) were more often than not built by family and handed down to later generations. She remembers trips into town looking out the window of the back seat of the car admiring the Grand Victorian houses on the hills overlooking the river.
Melanie has a degree in Art Education from South Dakota State University. She has taught visual art and art history for 18 years. Besides teaching, she stays busy with her three kids, Kyle, Karlee and Caden along with the family dogs, Gus and Buddy. She can still be seen going through historical districts, but now she’s in the driver’s seat! She is super excited to contribute to CIRCA and hopes to help save some old houses!

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