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Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad Depot - Watertown, SD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 44° 54.200 W 097° 06.795
14T E 648954 N 4973943
Quick Description: This depot originally the Rock Island Lines new passenger station and division office building was erected as a joint venture of the Rock Island and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroads in 1912.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2007 8:13:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM1RVX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 37

Long Description:
Over the years, it has been owned by the Minnesota & St.Louis and by the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company. It was closed in 1984 and was sold to the Codington County Historical Society for use as a museum. And has been passed to several businesses since.
Although Watertown's first depot was a box car, the first depot building was located one block east. Watertown grew outward from this site. Original town lots were platted parallel to the railroad tracks passing by these depots. There was much activity at this depot during its earliest years when much of the West River SD was being settled. Many WWI and WWII troops passed through its doors in later years.
Street address:
168 N. Broadway
Watertown, SD USA


County / Borough / Parish: Codington

Year listed: 1985

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: unknown

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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