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Hagan Depot dedicated

Hagan Depot dedicated

from staff reports
The recently restored and renovated Hagan Depot has been officially dedicated in honor of the Shuman family that donated the structure to the city of Hagan.
Originally built around 1900, the depot was first located one block east of its current site at Tattnall Street and Railroad Avenue North. H.R. Shuman, Jr. purchased the building in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s and relocated it to a site next to the old Shuman Stockyard, which was demolished in 2001. The stockyard was located next to Highway 280 and Brewton Street in Hagan.
During the years that the depot was located on Highway 280 East, the Shuman family used the structure mostly for storage of grain and hay that was used to feed livestock. About two years ago, after it was donated by family members to the city of Hagan, the depot was moved to its present location which required the closing of the Brewton Street railroad crossing. Renovation and restoration of the structure was completed this year in conjunction with Hagan’s observance of Evans County’s Centennial.

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