Sunday, May 20, 2012

Train Tracks Turned Pedestrian Brigde

 This is where the old train track came into the Lexington station. We live 12 miles out in the country from this point.

Here’s a closer view of what it is now...a student pedestrian walk from the main campus over to the Lynfest Center.

The area underneath the walkway is used for student parking.

At this point you can now see the walkway entering the new Lynfest Center for the Art here.

Lenfest Center for the Arts
Music, Dance, and Art
This is the entry to the center, and it sits on the land where the old Lexington train station once sat. When the university purchased the land, they did not destroy the train station. Rather, they moved it to the left and across the street, and it is now another one of W and L’s beautiful old buildings. All new Washington and Lee structures are built in the same period style. Robert E Lee and members of his family as well as his horse are buried on this campus. Stonewall Jackson Jackson and member of his family are buried here in The Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. Just day my ashes will sit just across the way from him!

This is the original station totally refurbished.

Close up of the entrance to the building.

This is the left half  of the building, and right side is a duplicate.

Here you see the reflection of my trusty little car in the big window.

The old Lexington Train Station now houses the national headquarters of the Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society for college students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni. 


This post is linked to Louis LaVache’s Sunday Bridges.


  1. Nice to see the railway bridge given a new life as a pedestrian bridge. Looks like a charming town. Wonder when I will next see a manicured lawn again... LOL!

  2. just cool to think they can relocate a building like that.

  3. The old made new. Repurposing at its best.

    That picture at the bottom - what WAS all that stuff out in front of the headquarters???

  4. Beautiful photos, very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Good shots, Genie. Always interesting to see where fellow bloggers live.

  6. Great train station! I'm glad it was refurbished.

  7. always nice to see olde buildings given new life. This is a lovely setting and charming photos.

  8. Lovely post. I'm going to have to visit your corner of the world.