The October 27, 1905 issue of the Kinston Free Press published a sketch and plans for a new train depot.
The train depot was estimated to cost about $10,ooo to build. The plans for the depot, shown below, include two waiting rooms – one for whites, one for blacks. The white waiting room was planned to be about 22 feet by 14 feet. The black waiting room was planned to be about 15 feet by 11 feet. The plans for the depot were drawn by Mr. Bradford L. Gilbert.