Oxford Train Depot [OTM]

per the Ole Miss ‘Oxford Train Depot Restoration‘ site:

The University of Mississippi purchased the depot in 1983. In 1992, the university successfully lobbied to have the depot declared a Mississippi Landmark, the highest honor that the State can bestow upon a property.

After many attempts by citizens, tourism experts, and developers to breathe new life into the depot, the university secured a grant of $800,000 from the Mississippi Department of Transportation in the summer of 2001. With an additional $200,000 in matching funds, the university and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History worked together to restore the depot and adapt it to modern use.

The depot returned to community service in the fall of 2003 as a multipurpose facility with space for groups of up to sixty people for meetings, lectures, and other events.

photo credit: me : )


Oxford Time Machine (aka. OTM) highlights ‘then-and-now’ photos of the surrounding community. It’s a hobby project of ours : )

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  1. That’s my favorite OTM so far!

  2. I swear the depot looked like the 1st pic, at least until the late 90′s or early 2Ks- until it was renovated.

  3. It looked just like the first picture until the fall of 2002 when they started the renovation. And they did a fantastic job on it. It’s a beautiful facility now.

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