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Poplar Bluff in Butler County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Poplar Bluff Historic Depot

Grand Staircase Renovation

 
 
Poplar Bluff Historic Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, August 23, 2021
1. Poplar Bluff Historic Depot Marker
Inscription.  This beautiful staircase is a reconstruction of the original depot stairs built in 1910. Thousands have used the steps as a gateway to and from downtown Popular Bluff. After a century of deterioration, the depot steps could not be salvaged and were demolished in June 2015. This replica staircase was constructed to match the original design and was completed in November 2015. The reconstruction was made possible by the Butler County Commission sponsoring grants from the Missouri Department of Transportation and contribution from local civic organizations, business, and individuals to the Popular Bluff Historic Depot Restoration Corporation. Local contributions exceed 100,000including a significant contribution from the Butler County Historical Society. Total cost of the reconstruction was 540,758 and was completed by Concrete Strategies of St. Louis, Mo. Engineering for the project was provide by Smith& Company Engineers of Popular Bluff.
 
Erected by Altrussa International of Popular Bluff, Popular Bluff Garden Club; US Bank of Popular Bluff, Popular Bluff, Jim Chrisman , Shirley Davenport , Sharon
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Fraser, Subhash Gujarati, M.D. Butler County Historical Society, Union Pacific.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 36° 45.242′ N, 90° 23.619′ W. Marker is in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, in Butler County. Marker is on South Main Street, 0.1 miles south of Cedar Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 S Main St, Poplar Bluff MO 63901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Poplar Bluff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pvt. Billie Gene Kanell (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Poplar Bluff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Brick Streets (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church USA (approx. ¼ mile away); Original Town Poplar Bluff (approx. half a mile away).
 
Poplar Bluff Historic Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, August 23, 2021
2. Poplar Bluff Historic Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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