The Yorkville Enquirer reported on July 13, 1887 – “Col. Johnson has paid Mr. W.H. Burns $1,500. for his house and lot. It is thought by many that the depot will be placed on this lot.”
City Directories and History: This building replaced an earlier one which dated to the early 20th century. The current station was constructed in 1951.
The Herald reported on Oct. 20, 1887 – “A major fire in Lancaster engulfed the depot of C and CNG RR, three large warehouses, the cotton platform, and a two room dwelling of one of the railroad employees. The depot was a large wooden building and burned quickly. The warehouse of Heath, Springs and Co., was nearly consumed. T. M. Fitzpatrick and Brother lost at least 100 bales of cotton.”
The Rock Hill Herald reported on July 19, 1899 – “The work on the piers for the new bridge of the Lancaster and Chester Railroad to be erected over the Catawba River has been completed and the iron structure is now being put in place.”
The RH HErald reported on Jan. 30, 1901 – “The L and C Railroad is gradually making the change from a narrow gauge to standard gauge. The new Catawba River bridge was built last year. Almost $4,000. is being spent on new rail ties along the line.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on Dec. 7, 1908 – “A fire in Lancaster on Saturday morning began in the warehouse of Lancaster Mercantile Co., near the cotton platform. One side of the warehouse was destroyed and eighty bales of cotton burned. The cotton seed house and warehouse belonging to Bennett Grocery Co., also burned.” (The exact location of this facility is unknown.)
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