Sunday, January 15, 2006

Southern Pacific Railroad Depot

Built in 1939 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the depot is a rare example of Pueblo/Deco architecture. It's one of only a few surviving railroad depots using Pueblo style architecture with Art Deco features. The building has been listed previously on APF’s Most Endangered Properties List. The building is still owned by Union Pacific Railroad and sits in their right-of-way. The City has been attempting to purchase the property or get the railroad's permission on applying for grants to stabilize the structure for several years. (Photo source: Marge Jantz.)

October 2007 Update: "Casa Grande still wants to save historic depot," Casa Grande Valley Newspaper, October 24, 2007.

August 2007 Update: Local interest has picked up in finding solutions to the protection of this site.