Missouri, Kansas, & Texas Railroad Freight Depot - Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks
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N 37° 50.508 W 094° 42.270
15S E 350023 N 4189631
Quick Description: The depot is located at the SE corner of E. Wall and Scott Avenues. This building was moved to its present location in 1997.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2012 5:20:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMFMYN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
From the National Register Application:
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"Wall Street and Scott Avenue. Missouri, Kansas, & Texas Railroad Freight Depot, 1870, moved to this location in 1997, Individually listed in the State Register. Inventory: 01 1-1 830-00165 Status: contributing.

Description: This is a rectangular wood-frame building with a broadly overhanging gable roof. Oriented north-south on the rear of the lot, it stands on concrete block piers. The building has board-and-batten sheathing. There is a wooden pedestrian entrance door at the northwest corner and four loading doors. There is another entrance in the south wall and a tall window.

History: The Missouri, Kansas & Texas (MKT) Railroad freight depot was constructed in 1870 in the flood plain to the north between the downtown commercial district and the Marmaton River. The railroad tracks ran along the south side the Marmaton River and the river frequently flooded the adjacent buildings. The associated MKT passenger depot was demolished in 1958 leaving this building as the earliest freight depot in town. The building was donated to the Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County and moved to this location in 1997. Currently, it is used for museum storage. This is the site of the Fort Scott YMCA Building which was demolished in the early 1970s.

Integrity: Criterion Consideration B applies to this building because it has been moved from its original location. The building was moved roughly three blocks south and two blocks east of its original location in 1997. It is the earliest extant railroad-associated building in Fort Scott and one of the earliest MKT-associated buildings in Kansas. Railroads were very significant in the historical development of Fort Scott and this building is one of the few surviving resources illustrating this theme. Although it has lost its integrity of location and much of its association with other railroad resources, the structure retains its architectural integrity including its design, workmanship, materials, and feeling."
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Fort Scott Downtown Historic District - Fort Scott, Ks

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
Wall Street and Scott Avenue Ft. Scott, Ks. 66701


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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