The Depot, is one of the oldest buildings in the Town of Ninety Six, built by Norfolk Southern Railway in 1852. In 1856 US Senator Preston Brooks held his re-election speeches here after resigning for striking US Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts on the Senate floor with his cane. Over 10,000 people attended the re-election speeches, as well as the NY Times and hundreds of canes were sent from all over the South. The Depot has been preserved and currently still serves the community as a Community Center. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites. Two State Historic Signs are located at the depot. The original desk and telegraph can been seen today at the 96 Visitor Center.