Scottsburg Heritage Station or Scottsburg Depot
Scottsburg Heritage Station, Scottsburg, USA
Scottsburg Heritage Station or Scottsburg Depot Reviews
One of the oldest buildings in Scottsburg May 25, 2012
Scottsburg Heritage Station or Scottsburg Depot turned out to be a historical railroad depot. It was built in 1872 by the Jeffersonville, Madison, and Indianapolis Railroad, costing $1492. The building itself is a classic example of Victorian architecture with its broad and batten siding, two agent bay windows, its wide overhanging roof supported by ornate wooden brackets and the combining of the passenger and freight services into one single station. Inside there was separate waiting rooms for men and women.
Once there were more than 1500 rail road depots just in Indiana but today there are hardly any left. The one in Scottsburg is one of the oldest in the state. It is therefore virtually also the oldest building in the city as its presence influenced the location of Scottsburg in 1874, as the town was named for the railroad's General Superintendent, Horace Scott.
The depot was moved one block north to its present location to help preserve it and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996, with federal transportation funds, it was restored. In 1996 it became the Scottsburg Heritage Station.
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