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Leesville in Vernon Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot

 
 
Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
1. Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. The Mission Revival style Kansas City Southern Depot opened in 1916. It symbolizes the great Vernon Parish lumber boom of the early 20th century. Closed in 1968, Kansas City Southern leased the Depot to Vernon Parish. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Today it is the center piece for The Museum of West Louisiana.
 
Erected by Leesville Downtown Historic Commission.
 
Location. 31° 8.174′ N, 93° 15.711′ W. Marker is in Leesville, Louisiana, in Vernon Parish. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and East Fertitta Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesville LA 71446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Church 1913 (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vernon Parish Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vernon Parish Founders (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vernon Parish Courthouse
Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
2. Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Great Louisiana Maneuvers (approx. 0.4 miles away); National Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
3. Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot Marker
NRHP plaque at the depot.
Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
4. Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot
Replica of the Liberty Bell and the entrance sign for the Museum of West Louisiana. Museum entrance and gift shop is located in the train depot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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