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Property Name Sylvan Grove Union Pacific Depot
Reference Number 14000118
State Kansas
County Lincoln
Town Sylvan Grove
Street Address 131 South Main Street
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Railroad Resources of Kansas
Status Listed 4/2/2014
Areas of Significance Transportation, Architecture
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000118.pdf
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The Sylvan Grove Union Pacific Depot is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C for its local significance in the areas of transportation and architecture . It is nominated as part of the Historic Railroad Resources of Kansas multiple property nomination as an example of a railroad depot (combination depot subtype). It was built in 1887 as the Union Pacific Railroad developed its line through Sylvan Grove. It provided freight and passenger services until it was closed in 1968. It is the last surviving railroad depot in Lincoln County, Kansas.

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