Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Leavenworth's Union Depot
Leavenworth in the eighteen sixties and seventies was a bustling boom town. River boats arrived almost daily and railroads were extending west and north carrying settlers, their property and supplies. Later three railroads built passenger stations but the largest and finest was the Union Station built in 1887.
When passenger travel slowed in 1963 the station was purchased by V.B. Greenamyre as the headquarters for his enterprises.
Erected 1979 by Leavenworth County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 39° 19.121′ N, 94° 54.561′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection of Esplanade Street and Delaware Street, on the left when traveling south on Esplanade Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 South Esplanade Street, Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riverfront Community Center (here, next to this marker); Law Offices of Sherman, Ewing, and McCook (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Railroad Era (within shouting distance of this marker); General William Tecumseh Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Bank in Kansas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leavenworth Landing Park (about 400 feet away); Lincoln at the Planters (about 400 feet away); The Port of Leavenworth (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leavenworth.
Regarding Leavenworth's Union Depot. The former Union Station is now the Riverfront Community Center.
Also see . . .
1. Riverfront Community Center. (Submitted on May 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Railroads Through Leavenworth KS. (Submitted on May 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.