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Sikeston in Scott County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Sikeston Depot

116 West Malone

 
 
The Sikeston Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2021
1. The Sikeston Depot Marker
Inscription.  
This property is on
The National Registry of
Historic Places

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 36° 52.575′ N, 89° 35.393′ W. Marker is in Sikeston, Missouri, in Scott County. Marker is on West Malone Avenue (Business U.S. 60) just west of North New Madrid Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the south side of the Sikeston Depot Museum, just right/east of the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 West Malone Avenue, Sikeston MO 63801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Legion Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Camino Real (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Regarding The Sikeston Depot. National Register of Historic Places #00001549, as Sikeston St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Depot. Currently home to the Sikeston Depot Museum & Cultural Center.
 
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1. Sikeston Depot History.
When John Sikes founded the town of Sikeston in 1860, he made sure to set aside this property on the Cairo Fulton Railroad line, assuring Sikeston a railroad depot at some time. Sikeston was a supply depot of such importance in the Civil War that the tracks between Sikeston and Charleston were torn up to stop supplies from arriving. In 1916, the Iron Mountain began building the present depot. Soon after the building was constructed, the line was acquired by the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. It remained a Missouri Pacific station until the company merged with Union Pacific in 1982. The Sikeston Depot was finally closed on Oct. 15, 1985.
(Submitted on January 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Sikeston St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Depot.
Also known as the Sikeston Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot. It was built in 1916-1917 by the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway, and is a one-story, rectangular brick building measuring 24 feet by 100 feet. It has a hipped, red ceramic tile roof with wide eaves supported by curvilinear brackets.
(Submitted on January 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
The Sikeston Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2021
2. The Sikeston Depot Marker
(marker is located just right/east of the main entrance)
Sikeston Depot (<i>southeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2021
3. Sikeston Depot (southeast elevation)
Sikeston Depot (<i>northeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2021
4. Sikeston Depot (northeast elevation)
Sikeston Depot (<i>northwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2021
5. Sikeston Depot (northwest elevation)
Sikeston Depot (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2021
6. Sikeston Depot (southwest elevation)
(The Cotton Belt Rail Trail visible in foreground)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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