South Side Railroad Depot

Photo by Bill Crabtree Jr. Virginia Tourism Corporation
South Side Railroad Depot
Address
Rock and River Streets
Petersburg, VA 23803
Region Central Virginia
Locality Petersburg City
Phone: (804) 733-2400
Fax: (804) 861-0883
Website www.petersburgarea.org/index.aspx

The two-story center block was former Confederate General William Mahone's office and the state headquarters for his radical Republican Readjuster Party. General Mahone worked extensively to advance the African-American population in Virginia. In the early 1880's, the Readjuster party achieved many progressive reforms, including the establishment of Virginia State University and Central State Hospital. By the late 1880's, the Readjuster's political power was diminished by a reactionary conservative movement. The building is now in use as a commerical business.




Last Updated: 11/16/2012 10:38 AM
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