Built in 1916, the 13-acre Terminal Station was one of Georgia’s largest and most stunning transportation centers, boasting more than 100 departures and arrivals per day. Designed by Alfred T. Fellheimer, the same architect behind the design of Grand Central Station, the station boasted walls and floors made from opulent pink Tennessee Marble. Up until the 1960s, Jim Crow segregation was in full effect. After segregation was officially over in the South, there was much debate about whether to hide the remnants of that era, such as the carved signage reading “Colored Waiting Room.” Ultimately, the people of Macon decided to keep it as a reminder to not forget or erase the past. In 1975, the Terminal Station closed, but by early 2000, the City of Macon bought and restored the station and now uses it as an event venue.