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Cherry Street toward Union Depot, c. 1910
c. 1910
Cherry Street toward Union Depot, 2008
2008

Union Depot (or Union Station) was built in 1892, although passenger trains began coming to Nevada much earlier.1 The station handled trains from the Katy and Missouri Pacific railroad lines. The Katy Hotel sat just north of the depot, connected by an overhead passage. (Later the hotel burned down and was replaced with attractive flower beds.) By the 1950s, due to the availability and popularity of cars and planes, trains were no longer in demand for transportation. In 1957 Katy ended passenger service to Nevada, and Missouri Pacific followed in 1960. Despite resistance from Nevadans, Union Depot was razed in 1963.

Union Depot and hotel, c. 1910
Union Depot and Katy Hotel (on left), c. 1910.2
Union Depot, c. 1910
c. 1900.
Union Depot, c. 1910
Backside of the depot, c. 1910. Note the "American Express Co." room.
Union Depot, c. 1910
c. 1910.
Katy train, c. 1910
The Katy Limited, c. 1910.1
East Cherry toward Union Depot, c. 1910
Arcade Hotel on left, Hotel Mosier on right, c. 1910. Note the trolley car and tracks.

Works Cited:

  1. Sterett, Betty. Scenes From the Past (of Nevada, Missouri). Ed. Donna Logan. DGL InfoWrite: Boulder, CO, 1985. Print.
  2. "Nevada Souvenir." DamonWaring.com. c. 1910. Web.
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