Wadena Depot

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Wadena Depot
Wadena Depot.jpg
The Northern Pacific Passenger Depot from the southwest
Location100 Aldrich Avenue Southwest, Wadena, Minnesota
Coordinates46°26′31.5″N 95°8′17″W / 46.442083°N 95.13806°W / 46.442083; -95.13806Coordinates: 46°26′31.5″N 95°8′17″W / 46.442083°N 95.13806°W / 46.442083; -95.13806
Northern Pacific Passenger Depot
AreaLess than one acre
Built byNelson & Nelson
ArchitectNorthern Pacific Railway
NRHP reference #88003012[1]
Designated January 3, 1989
Wadena Depot is located in Minnesota
Wadena Depot
Wadena Depot
Location within Minnesota

The Wadena Depot is a historic former railway station in Wadena, Minnesota, United States, operated by the Northern Pacific Railway from 1915 to 1971. The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 under the name Northern Pacific Passenger Depot for having local significance in the theme of transportation.[2] It was nominated for representing the impact of the Northern Pacific Railway on the establishment and development of Wadena.[3]

Passenger service ceased in 1971, though the adjacent rail line remains in active use by the BNSF Railway. The building was restored in 2008 and now serves as a visitor center, railroad museum, and event venue.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Northern Pacific Passenger Depot". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2015-06-19.
  3. ^ Koop, Michael (July 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Northern Pacific Passenger Depot". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-01-26. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "The Depot". Partners for a Healthy Wadena Region. 2014. Retrieved 2016-01-26.

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