Santa Fe Railroad Depot (Wickenburg, Arizona)

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Santa Fe Railroad Depot
WickenburgSta.jpg
Santa Fe Railroad Depot (Wickenburg, Arizona) is located in Arizona
Santa Fe Railroad Depot (Wickenburg, Arizona)
Location 215 North Frontier Street
Wickenburg, Arizona[2]
Coordinates 33°58′10″N 112°43′54″W / 33.96944°N 112.73167°W / 33.96944; -112.73167Coordinates: 33°58′10″N 112°43′54″W / 33.96944°N 112.73167°W / 33.96944; -112.73167
Area less than one acre
Built 1895
Governing body Private
MPS Wickenburg MRA
NRHP Reference # 86001588[1]
Added to NRHP July 10, 1986
Engine 761, a Class 759, 2-8-0 built in 1890, is located next to the historic Wickenburg train depot.

The Wickenburg, Arizona station serves as the headquarters of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, and is among the oldest of the Santa Fe's wooden stations in Arizona. It remains very nearly in its original configuration.

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On 29 July 1995, Wickenburg celebrated the one hundred year anniversary of its railroad depot (dedicated 29 July 1895). The structure stands in its original 1895 design, without additions or modifications, and is one of the few such surviving examples of "Wild West" railroad architecture. Vice-Mayor Carol Ann Beard briefly described the history of the depot, which now serves as the Chamber of Commerce. "Estelle's Garden", in memory of a longtime Chamber supporter, was dedicated at the ceremony.

This depot last saw passenger service in May 1969 when Santa Fe discontinued the daily train between Phoenix and Williams Junction.

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Preceding station   Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe   Following station
toward Ash Fork
Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway
toward Phoenix
toward Cadiz
Arizona and California Railway Terminus