Marysville group wants to save 83-year-old Union Pacific dep

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Marysville group wants to save 83-year-old Union Pacific dep

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:34 pm

Marysville group wants to save 83-year-old Union Pacific depot

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The old train depot, with its distinctive architectural features, isn't the pride of Marysville, Kan., but it could be if efforts are successful to save the 83-year-old building from a bulldozer.

Landmark Enterprises, a nonprofit community group, is trying to raise about $130,000 to buy the depot and two acres of land owned by the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha.

The group has until Nov. 12 to raise the money and has about $25,000 in cash and pledges so far, said Landmark Enterprises President Linda Swim, who also is a longtime area resident.


The train depot was built in 1929 and designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, who also designed Omaha's Union Station and a handful of historic lodges, including those at Grand Canyon and Yellowstone national parks.

"It never was one of these big, grand places, but it has some cool features," Swim said.

The UP railroad abandoned the Mediterranean-style building with beautiful tiles, plaster carvings, medallions and arched windows in 2009 and replaced it with a small depot and rail yard. Landmark Enterprises began looking into acquiring the depot and some adjacent land about two years ago.

Swim said the group initially approached the railroad, but UP officials did not feel comfortable dealing with a newly formed nonprofit group, so the city stepped in as an intermediary.
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Re: Marysville group wants to save 83-year-old Union Pacific

Postby Komachi » Thu May 09, 2013 6:03 pm

Actually, I think this would better fit in the UP Forum.

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