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Washington in Franklin County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pacific Railroad Depot

1865

 
 
Pacific Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 6, 2018
1. Pacific Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  Washington's first depot was destroyed by fire during a raid by General Sterling Price in 1864. It was originally east of the current brick depot. The present structure is believed to be the oldest surviving frame depot west of the Mississippi River.
 
Erected 2008 by City of Washington, Missouri. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, City of Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 38° 33.723′ N, 91° 0.808′ W. Marker is in Washington, Missouri, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Front Street and Cedar Street, on the right when traveling west on West Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 West Front Street, Washington MO 63090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Missouri Meerschaum Company (here, next to this marker); Washington's Railroad History (a few steps from this marker); 1865 Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri Pacific Railway Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civil War Comes to Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry A. Hartbauer (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacific House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Missouri Pacific Passenger Depot (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Pacific Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 6, 2018
2. Pacific Railroad Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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