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Eureka Springs Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad Depot

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1913. 299 N. Main St.

Built in the then new and fashionable Craftsman mode, the station employs the locally favored rusticated limestone masonry. The rectangular building has a red tile roof with deep eaves supported on large brackets, two dormer windows on each of its long sides, and a cupola with a pyramid roof. The flat-roofed shelter over the south end of the passenger platform is a flamboyant collection of Craftsman details: shaped wooden capitals topping the wooden columns that stand on stone bases and cantilevered roof joints shaped to match the column capitals. Although automobile traffic rendered the passenger railroad obsolete and the line ceased operation in the early 1920s, short recreational scenic runs and dining cars have become a popular attraction. This was the second railroad station on this site; it replaced a depot of 1912.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors
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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Eureka Springs Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad Depot", [Eureka Springs, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-CR16.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 72-72.

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