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Scottsburg DepotScottsburg Depot

Location: 90 N. Main Street, Scottsburg. (Scott County, Indiana)

Installed: 2002 Indiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scott County Community Foundation

ID# : 72.2002.4

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Side one:

Built 1872. One of the classic "combination" depots for passengers and freight, with board and batten siding, wide overhanging roof, and agent's bay window. Interior included separate waiting rooms for men and women. Served as depot until early 1950s. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1991 and moved one block north to preserve it.

Side two:

Jeffersonville Railroad came through this area by 1852; when platted as new county seat 1871, Scottsburg was located on this line. Railroad was important in subsequent economic development of town and area. Depot was restored, assisted by federal transportation funds, for reuse as Scottsburg Heritage Station; it was dedicated 1996.

Keywords

Transportation, Business, Industry, and Labor

Annotated Text

Built 1872. One of the classic "combination" depots for passengers and freight, with board and batten siding, wide overhanging roof, and agent's bay window. Interior included separate waiting rooms for men and women.(1) Served as depot until early 1950s. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1991 and moved one block north to preserve it.(2)

Jeffersonville Railroad came through this area by 1852;(3) when platted as new county seat 1871, Scottsburg was located on this line. Railroad was important in subsequent economic development of town and area.(4) Depot was restored, assisted by federal transportation funds, for reuse as Scottsburg Heritage Station; it was dedicated 1996.(5)

(1) Company plan, Cunningham Collection, Scottsburg; Richard S. Simons and Francis H. Parker, Railroads of Indiana (Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1997), 34; National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (1990); Parker to Devon K. Cunningham, Scott County Preservation Alliance, May 19, 1989.

(2) Scott County Journal, January 11, 1992; Historic Indiana, 1999-2000 (Indianapolis, 2000), 44.

(3) John D. Barnhart and Donald F. Carmony, Indiana: From Frontier to Industrial Commonwealth (New York, 1954), 2:30; Scott County Chronicle, May 20, 1972.

(4) Scott County Chronicle, May 20, 1972.

(5) Dedication Program, January 1, 1996; Louisville Courier-Journal, September 14, 1995; State-Local Public Agency Agreement, Construction and Project Management for Federal Aid Projects, April 25, 1995.