The Old Depot is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to protect and maintain Black Mountain’s historic Train Depot and to discover, nurture and preserve the arts and crafts of the Swannanoa Valley.
Local crafters display and sell their work in the Gallery. Using the profits from the Gallery sales, the Old Depot Association sponsors art, music, dance, and drama classes in the public schools of the Valley.
The Association and Gallery are located in what was formerly the Southern Railway Depot, built in 1909. The Association is dedicated to preserving this historical landmark.
Education grant applications are closed.
Join with a donation of $15. You will receive invitation to our annual general membership meeting every May and 10% off your purchases at the Old Depot Gallery. You may also join one of our committees to help with our mission to maintain the Depot building and preserve arts and crafts of the Swannanoa Valley. Some of our committees include:
Black Mountain Arts and Crafts Show
Old Depot Gallery
Building and Grounds Keeping
Fall by the Tracks
Email us: email@example.com
View the Bylaws HERE
"By 1975, railroad travel was on the decline.
The Southern Railroad had slated the Black Mountain Station for destruction.
This started the Old Depot Association."
The Historic Preservation Commission was established in 2001 to preserve and raise awareness of structures that have local, state, or federal historical significance. Their work includes recommending areas to be designated as “historic districts,” or individual structures, buildings, sites, areas or objects to be designated as “landmarks.” The HPC also reviews proposals for alterations, demolition or new construction within the regulatory Downtown Historic District and educates our community on historic resources within Black Mountain... read more HERE