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Sterling in Rice County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Santa Fe Depot

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2016
1. The Santa Fe Depot Marker
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Built in 1903, by R.B. Allington, a local builder, the passenger station featured separate male and female waiting rooms. The railroad saw much activity during WWI and WWII and was an important source of transportation for Sterling College students until 1965. The depot underwent a complete renovation in 1984 by Granville M. Bush IV for a law office.
 
Erected by Historic Downtown Sterling, Ks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationRailroads & StreetcarsWar, World IWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 38° 12.444′ N, 98° 12.445′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Kansas, in Rice County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (State Highway 14/96) and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229 South Broadway, Sterling KS 67579, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mincer Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Monroe Apartments (about 500 feet away); The Landis Hollinger Mercantile
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2. History of Sterling
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(about 500 feet away); The African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); The Bulletin (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Emporium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meade Post No 14 G.A.R. Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); Cooper Hall (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
Also see . . .
1. "A Souvenir of Sterling, Kansas" (1925). Kansas Collection Books website entry (Submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Santa Fe Railway. Kansapedia website entry (Submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. "The Birth of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad," by Snell and Wilson (1968). Kansas Historical Quarterlies website entry (Submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
The Santa Fe Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2016
3. The Santa Fe Depot Marker
The Santa Fe Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2016
4. The Santa Fe Depot and Marker
The Santa Fe Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2016
5. The Santa Fe Depot and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 5, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Oct. 7, 2022