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Manhattan Union Pacific Depot

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Built: 1901 | Year Saved: 2006
Contributor: Bruce McMillan, AIA Architects, P.A.

The Manhattan Union Pacific Depot project was a combined effort involving state and local professionals and advocates for preservation.  The project took over twelve years to complete with the final phase completed in 2006.

The Kansas Union Pacific Depot  (c1901) served the community until 1984 when service to the community ceased.  The original brick single-story building was designed in the “Mission Revival” style similar to many train depots across the mid-west with an ornate tower and red clay tile roof.   The building and site were acquired by the City of Manhattan in 1990 at which time the building fell dormant and was the victim of periodic vandalism.  The project entailed restoring the integrity of the original structure yet allowing it to assume its role of contributor to the community once again, now as a public meeting and conference facility.

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