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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Holyrood Santa Fe Depot

Picture of property Between Main Street and Smith Street
Holyrood (Ellsworth County)
Listed in National Register May 17, 2010

Architect: AT & SF Railway
Category: rail-related
Thematic Nomination: Historic Railroad Resources of Kansas

The Holyrood Santa Fe Depot was built in 1887 as the Santa Fe Railroad stretched west through Ellsworth County. This vernacular building has vertical board-and-batten siding with simple Victorian characteristics that include eave brackets, a projecting bay window with a gabled roof, and multi-light windows. It served as a combination depot that accommodated both passengers and freight. Although no recollections have been found noting the depot's closure, local historians recall that freight service ended in the early 1980s. Its passenger service likely ended many years prior. The depot is nominated as part of the "Historic Railroad Resources of Kansas" multiple property listing for its association with local transportation and for its architecture.

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