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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cottonbelt Freight Depot (8-30-08)

The Cottonbelt Freight Depot, also known as St. Louis Southwestern Railroad Freight Depot, was built in 1911 and opened in 1913. The Cotton Belt was a valuable trade route that extended from Saint Louis to Texas. By the 1920's, the Cotton Belt was a success and many upgrades were being done to the lines to ensure future successes. But by 1924, the automobile was overtaking rail as the main source of transportation. Passenger service ceased in 1959. The building was vacant by 1989

source: National Records Nomination form

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