The Woodlawn Depot was built in 1904. It was originally located at 6501 1st Avenue South, in Woodlawn, a community in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. The 1916 Birmingham city directory listed the location's name as the East Lake Freight Station. Later, in the 1925 directory, it was simply called the L&N Freight Depot.
Records show that by 1947, the station had been converted into the Paint, Roofing and Supply Co. The photo of the building shown here is the only known image from that time period.
After moving it from the Woodlawn community to the campus of the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, it was repurposed to serve as home to the museum’s the Boone Library.