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Dayton in Columbia County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Oldest Existing Depot in the State of Washington

 
 
Oldest Existing Depot in the State of Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
1. Oldest Existing Depot in the State of Washington Marker
(on the right)
Registered National Historic Place
Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Dayton Depot
Under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, this property possesses exceptional value in illustrating American history and culture.
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places
November 19, 1974
by the
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
Inscription.  Built in 1881 across the Touchet River by the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. the Union Pacific Railway bought the railroad in 1889. It moved the depot to its present site, on roller logs which were pulled by horse and winch. The stationmaster live on the second floor.

Depot and grounds were donated to the Dayton Historical Society, Inc. in 1975 by the Union Pacific Railroad Co.

Restoration of this Depot is dedicated to the Pioneers of Columbia County.
 
Erected by Washington State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 46° 19.248′ N, 117° 58.804′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Washington, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from East Commercial Street Avenue near North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located near the southeast corner of the Depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 East Commercial Street Avenue, Dayton WA 99328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
2. Dayton Depot
The marker is beside the kiosk on the left.
distance of this marker. Railroad Track Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Celilo Falls Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Dayton (about 400 feet away); Columbia County (about 500 feet away); Smith Hollow Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); "a good road" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Homeland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dodge Quarantine Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Dayton Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
3. Dayton Depot
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
4. Dayton Depot
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
5. Dayton Depot
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
6. Dayton Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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