In just a few days, the "Crown Jewel of Downtown Macon" will be celebrating a century. Wednesday, the Terminal Station on Cherry Street will be turning 100 years old.
It opened up back in 1916 after being designed by the same architect of the Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The celebration will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, accompanied by a cake replica of the station, vendor booths, lunch provided by NuWay, and a model train display.
Richard Jones, the CEO of the Macon Transit Authority, says he hopes they will be celebrating many more birthdays for the Terminal Station.
"I hope that they're touched by the history that's here or the history that is yet to come. The children, and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and beyond will come into this building and talk about it being built in 1916 and they'll celebrate the 200-year anniversary, and the 300- and the 400-year,” says Jones.
If you plan on heading out Wednesday to help the Terminal Station celebrate their centennial birthday, bus rides will be free all day. The press conference will start at 9 a.m., vendor booths at 10 a.m., and NuWay lunch will start at 11 a.m. Raffle drawings and kid’s activities will be going on until 2 p.m.