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Venturia Soo Line Railway Depot

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1901. 2nd Ave. at Main St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (Soo Line) consistently used a standardized design for its passenger and freight stations. The scheme was based on a one-story baggage room connected to a two-story gabled building with passenger services on the ground floor and the station master’s living space above. Though the railroad tracks have long since been pulled up, Venturia’s station is an especially well preserved and maintained example of a typical depot on the northern Great Plains.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Venturia Soo Line Railway Depot", [Lehr, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 205-205.

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