Scottsburg Depot

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Scottsburg Depot
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Scottsburg Depot is located in Indiana
Scottsburg Depot
Scottsburg Depot is located in the US
Scottsburg Depot
Location 43 S. Railroad St., Scottsburg, Indiana
Coordinates 38°41′7″N 85°46′17″W / 38.68528°N 85.77139°W / 38.68528; -85.77139Coordinates: 38°41′7″N 85°46′17″W / 38.68528°N 85.77139°W / 38.68528; -85.77139
Area less than one acre
Built 1872 (1872)
Architectural style Stick/eastlake
NRHP Reference # 91001162[1]
Added to NRHP August 29, 1991

The Scottsburg Depot is a historic railroad depot located at Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana. It was built in 1872 by the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, costing almost $1,492. It is a one-story, Stick Style frame building with board and batten siding and a projecting agent's window. Its presence influenced the location of Scottsburg in 1874, as the town was named for the railroad's General Superintendent, Horace Scott. It was built specifically for both passenger and freight cargo. Inside there was separate waiting rooms for men and women. It is one of the last structures of its kind still standing in Indiana.[2]

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, but was moved one block north to its present location to help preserve it. With federal transportation funds, it was restored. In 1996 it became the Scottsburg Heritage Station.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01.  Note: This includes Devon K. Cunningham, II (September 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Scottsburg Depot" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01.  and Accompanying photographs